Serving the Arts Community
We serve as a connector between artists, arts networks, government leaders, arts advocates, arts educators, and arts education organizations.
Our Commitment to Equity
We seek to deliberately and continuously address systemic racism and other barriers to opportunity and are committed to promoting equity and inclusion for all Santa Cruz County residents. We know our impact is greater when people from different backgrounds with unique perspectives are included meaningfully in our activities and decision-making processes. We strive to increase equitable opportunities and outcomes by building a board and staff that reflect the communities we serve.
We acknowledge that institutions and systems of power grant privilege and access unequally, especially on the basis of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, and disability status. The more that these barriers converge, greater limitations to opportunity exist. We recognize our role in supporting large and pervasive disparities in access to the arts and are committed to taking actions to eliminate these disparities and advance equity in our organization and in our community.
Learn about the artists, educators, and organizers who make up the dedicated Arts Council Santa Cruz County staff.Meet Our Team
Join the Arts Council Santa Cruz County team and be part of our mission to nurture and invest in artists, culture, and the arts throughout Santa Cruz County.Review Job Openings
Ways to Give
Support artists, culture, the arts, arts education, and more through the giving method that is best for you.Learn More
Stories from Across the County
Find out what’s new and what’s next for artists, art organizations, and art enthusiasts.
Arts Council Santa Cruz County is like a support team that guides and provides you with opportunities to make your creative endeavors into reality.
Connect with us to get the latest information on our programs, grants, open studios, and more.
Learn about how you can use your talents and energy to turn classrooms into creative educational spaces across the county.