Welcome to Arts Council Santa Cruz County's Online Grant Application System!

The Arts Council is, more than ever, empowered to serve the arts community in richer and deeper ways. Our move to the Tannery Arts Center, along with a re-energized strategic plan, inspired these changes.

These are more than superficial shifts. They’re the results of a true evolution that has happened internally over the past few years. Changes in our Grants program embody these changes and firmly support our new mission to promote, connect, and invest in the arts in order to stimulate creativity and vibrancy in Santa Cruz County.

Grant Programs

The Arts Council has been Investing in Santa Cruz County artists and arts organizations since 1976, supporting our creative and vibrant community.

In 2013-14, the Grant Program awarded more than $190,000 - another increase over the previous fiscal year. We funded creative projects, professional development for artists, and general operating support for the full diversity of the Santa Cruz County arts scene.

Our 2015 Grant Program Goals are to :
  • Support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent work
  • Increase the success of artists and the sustainability of arts organizations
  • Expand equitable access to the arts
  • Engage new audiences in the arts