Opportunities & Resources

Opportunities + Resources

Esperanza del Valle performing in Watsonville.

Happening Now

Call for Artists: Watsonville City Plaza Revitalization

June 12, 2023 - 5:00 PMRevitalization project offers local artists the opportunity to submit work for a permanent installation.

Central Coast Creative Corps

May 1, 2023 - 12:00 AM$140K grant opportunity for organizations + artists. Attend a workshop to learn more.

Arts Educators Meetup

February 27, 2023 - 5:30 PMTeaching artists and classroom teachers get together to share what’s working, address challenges, exchange tools and resources, and connect with the education community. Arts Council Office, 1070 River Street, Santa Cruz

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