Opportunities & Resources

Opportunities + Resources

Esperanza del Valle performing in Watsonville.

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New Release: Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Study

Groundbreaking 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 Center

December 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.

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