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Arts Council Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name:Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s):Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
Address:1070 River St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Primary Phone:831-475-9600
Fax Number:831-475-9700
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Since 1979, the Arts Council has been a passionate supporter of the unique, ever-evolving Santa Cruz County arts movement. We’re a private, non-profit agency made up of a staff, board, and volunteers who are dedicated to serving the arts community.

FUNDING SOURCE: Local businesses and individuals, private foundations. County of Santa Cruz, Cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley and Capitola, program fees-for-service.
Mission:To promote, connect, and invest in the arts in order to stimulate creativity and vibrancy in Santa Cruz County.
Programs:We offer a variety of programs and services, including:

Open Studios Art Tour: One of the most popular annual arts events in Santa Cruz County. For nearly three decades, we’ve connected artists to the community through this flagship program.

Grants: Investing in artists and their professional development, as well as arts organizations and their creative and cultural programs.

Arts Education: The SPECTRA & Mariposa’s Art programs provide arts education in public schools, serving more than 10,000 children and teens each year.
Technical Assistance & Workforce Development: Our efforts support and develop the creative sector through Arts Council Associates, Exhibitions, Workshops, and Fiscal Sponsorships.

Collaborations & Initiatives: We help advance arts and culture county-wide through advocacy efforts, cultural tourism initiatives, the naming and promotion of a Poet Laureate and much more.
Publications:Website contains resources and directory.
Volunteer Info:Inquire at 475-9600
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:Open to those who share an interest
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:City Government
County Government

Michelle Williams
Executive Director

Subject Headings
Art Galleries/Exhibits
Arts and Culture
Arts Appreciation
Arts Associations
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified April 4, 2016

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