The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture has announced the 2023 Cultural Arts Grant award recipients.
Through funding from the city of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Ensemble Theatre Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Preservation Foundation, 39 nonprofit organizations will uplift and revitalize communities through arts programs and cultural expression.
Everybody Dance Now! received an Organizational Development grant from the City of Santa Barbara to train their teaching artists for service to Santa Barbara public schools.
Grant-funded initiatives include revived Milpas Street Cinco de Mayo festival; a youth-led gang abatement program; and a traveling van offering classical music concerts and instruments to schools.
The grants are administered by the County Office of Arts & Culture through a longstanding city-county partnership model that awards additional funding for the region.
The office recently received regranting funding from the state and will announce new programs in early 2023. Read the Entire Article
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