Encouraging and Supporting the Expansion of the Arts since 1965
Santa Maria Arts Council Announces Individual Grants in the Arts Competition
Artists interested in applying for the Santa Maria Individual Grants in the Arts Competition – with a chance to win up to $1,500 - must be at least 12 -years old and have resided and/or studied art in Northern Santa Barbara County for a minimum of two-years. Visit the Arts Council web site www.smartscouncil.org for an application, application guidelines, and more information on our honoree County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone. (more)
This spring, the Santa Maria Arts Council will award over $13,000 to emerging artists in the fields of Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts. First and Second place individual grants of $1,500 and $1,000 will be awarded to artists in each of the four categories. Three additional grants are also awarded: the Nat Fast Memorial Grant for performing artists, the Ian M. Hassett Foundation for visual artists, and the Los Padres Artists Guild Grant for student artists.
One application provides eligibility for all grants.
This fundraiser will help to cover the Arts Council’s annual operating expenses and allow us to continue our mission of supporting and encouraging the expansion of the arts in our community.
As you know, the Arts Council supports arts in education, grants for emerging artists, and art programs within the community. In addition you will be experiencing an American classic comedy at our professional regional theatre.