Opportunities & Resources

Opportunities + Resources

Esperanza del Valle performing in Watsonville.

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.

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.

Gazelle WalkerTannery digital media & visual artist, Develop Grant recipient

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

Liz CrainArtist

As a long time teacher I have continually had the pleasure of witnessing the JOY, self-esteem, and community bonding that arts education inspires.

Muffie MillerRetired educator and arts education advocate

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.

Consuelo AlbaCo-Founder & Executive Director, Watsonville Film Festival