Programs

Find Your Creative Opportunity

When we all have the resources we need to create something amazing, Santa Cruz County becomes a place where creative expression thrives. Explore all of our programs and discover the right opportunity for you to leave your artistic legacy in our community.

Fuel Your Work with Financial Resources

Get the support you need to make your artistic dream possible. Every year, we distribute over $200,000 directly back into our community’s artists, arts organizations, and creative projects. 

Get started on funding your next project.

For Grantseekers →

Check out resources that will take your work to the next level now that you’re funded.

For Grantees →

 

Spark Your Imagination Through Arts Education

Get the resources you need to make Santa Cruz County’s classrooms a more creative, igniting educational space. Every year, we work to bridge the arts education gap for 18,000 students from North to South County.

Make your classrooms a more creative place

For Schools → 

Share your skills to ignite an artistic experience for local students

For Teaching Artists → 

 

Share Your Voice Through Creative Platforms

Open Studios

Connect with new supporters and share your latest work with old friends. Be one of the 300 artists to throw open your doors and welcome in the community during Open Studios. Every October, we turn Santa Cruz County into a giant art tour that directly supports local artists through more than $700,000 in art sales.

Meet your creative neighbors

Open Studios Website →

Tannery Arts Center 

Tap into a creative live/work ecosystem at the Tannery, where hundreds of artists thrive and create on a daily basis. You can visit artists in their inspiring studio space. Support local creatives at our Spring or Winter Art Markets. Move your body in a new way in some of the best dance classes in the county. Explore curated art exhibits by local youth and drop in for a performance at the Colligan Theatre.   Visit working artist studios, take a dance class, attend a performance, explore kid’s art and join in the Spring and Winter Art Markets. 

Explore our community’s artistic hub

Tannery Arts Center → 

See how we celebrate the San Lorenzo River through the arts

Ebb & Flow Website →