Arts & Cultural Partnerships

County Parks collaborates with partners to help to bring greater opportunities to the community! Learn about our art partnerships!

Arts & Cultural Partnerships

Recreation and Cultural Opportunities Grant Program

Santa Cruz County Parks offers small grants for community partners to provide cultural and recreational programs to communities we historically  have not been able to reach and serve.

Grant Timeline
Applications Open: June 15th, 2024
Applications Close: July 15th, 2024
Awards are expected to be announced in August.

Grant Guidelines


Santa Cruz County Arts Commission

The Mission of the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission is to promote, expand and plan for the cultural life of Santa Cruz County and to bring artists and arts organizations together with government for the benefit of all the citizens of the County.

Arts Council Santa Cruz CountyEXTERNAL LINK

The Arts Council Santa Cruz County's mission is to generate creativity, vibrancy, and connection. Their work serves thousands of youth, artists, and arts organizations across Santa Cruz County every year.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryEXTERNAL LINK

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) is a thriving community gathering place that offers rotating art and history exhibitions, visual and performing artworks, public festivals, education and outreach programs, and cultural celebrations. Their vision is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections that enrich our community.

Tannery World Dance & Cultural CenterEXTERNAL LINK

The Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center’s (TWDCC) Mission centers around the work and development of the artist. Since their founding, TWDCC has made it a priority to foster a working home for artists to support themselves, develop a broad base of work professionally, and forge new ideas through community support and conversation.

Contact Us


(831) 454-7901 (General)

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited.