Arts Fund Staff

Marcello Ricci, Director

Marcello is a Santa Barbara native who is very attuned to the needs of our community and the opportunities for the arts to satisfy some of those needs. He has a degree in international studies from UC San Diego.  Among a long list of creative interests, Marcello is an avid photographer and is currently working on a film project about the history of the Plains Indians.

Marcello joined The Arts Fund staff in 2013 with a strong interest in community outreach and the Teen Arts Mentorship Program. Marcello's diverse talents and his enthusiasm have helped spotlight The Arts Fund's contributions to the arts in Santa Barbara County. He has a keen interest in the Funk Zone and is committed to a vision of developing the Funk Zone as Santa Barbara's premiere Arts District.

Torrie picVittoria Cutbirth, Assistant Director


Vittoria grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and was a student in The Arts Fund's Teen Arts Mentorship Program in 2011. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2016, and joined The Arts Fund staff soon after.