Advancing the Arts

We nurture and invest in artists, culture, and the arts throughout Santa Cruz County.About Us

Happening Now

Grant Cycle: August 30 to October 11

October 11, 2023 - 5:00 PMEvery year, we distribute $200,000+ directly to our community’s artists and arts organizations. Our next grants cycle will be open August 30 - October 11, 2023. Find the right opportunity for you.

Mariposa Arts Hiring Student Teachers

Mariposa Arts is hiring Student Teachers ages 14-19 for after-school arts programs and community workshops for youth. Get paid to teach art and make a difference by bringing the magic of Art, Theatre, Dance, Guitar, and Hip Hop to local elementary or middle schools.

Save the Date: Open Studios 2023

October 8, 2023 - 12:00 AMFirst three weekends in October. 300+ artists. Free and countywide. Artist listing will be online in August, free artist guides will be available in September.
Explore the Arts

Connect With the Arts Community

Find the places and people that make up the Santa Cruz County arts experience.

Learn More