Opportunities + Resources
Grant Cycle: August 30 to October 11October 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 TeachersMariposa 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 2023October 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 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.