Opportunities + Resources
Call to Artists: Open Studios 2023April 30, 2023 - 12:00 AMSanta Cruz County artists are invited to apply to participate in this year's Open Studios Art Tour. Application deadline is April 30 (midnight).
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.