Opportunities + Resources
New Release: Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 StudyGroundbreaking Study Reveals Economic and Social Impact of $68 million Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector in Santa Cruz County
Call to Artists: Exhibit at the Santa Cruz County Government CenterDecember 8, 2023 - 5:00 PMSanta Cruz County artists can apply to exhibit their work in the county government center. Twelve 2-D and three 3-D artists will be selected for display on the first and fifth floors.
Now Hiring: Arts & Culture Community Organizer (PT)Looking for a dynamic, bilingual leader skilled at building cross-sector relationships. The part-time Community Organizer role involves facilitating collaboration among partners to advance our strategic goals, with a strong emphasis on community engagement.
Explore Our Grants
We invest more than $200,000 directly in artists and arts organizations each year. Find the right opportunity for you below.
I have felt an immense amount of support through the Arts Council and am incredibly thankful to get to work with you all on a variety of projects.
Our support for artists goes beyond grants. Browse below to find additional opportunities across the county.
Open Studios is all about building lasting connections. Not only to new and old collectors, to friends and to fellow artists, but also to robust local support and information
For Arts Educators
Bring your talents and energy to turn classrooms into creative educational spaces for over 18,000 students every year.
Schools & Arts Organizations
Learn about SPECTRA grants, our Teaching Artist Directory, and Mariposa Arts after school program.
Bring your artistic talents and teaching skills to students, teachers, after school arts programs, and core classes.
As a long time teacher I have continually had the pleasure of witnessing the JOY, self-esteem, and community bonding that arts education inspires.
For Art Lovers
There are many ways for you to connect with and support the Santa Cruz County arts community.
The arts make our county so special. From incredible artists to world-class music, dance and film programs, we have access to experiences that are usually found in larger cities.