2018 recipient

Leadership in the Arts Award

The County of Santa Barbara Arts Commission has recognized The Arts Fund for its 

"Significant impact on the arts and culture of our region through innovative thinking and exemplary commitment to promoting sustaining, and advancing our quality of life through the Arts.

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TORRIE CUTBIRTH

Thank you for your interest in The Arts Fund. As an artist and Santa Barbara local, I believe exposure and involvement in the arts are essential to enrich and strengthen community.  Art gives us time to reflect, it inspires creativity, and can act as a catalyst for change.  Each of us has a unique perspective, and when it is shared through the universal language of art, it has great power.  Visual art, dance, theater, music, and the written word have all had a significant impact in history, and they compose the heart and soul of a city.  So whether you are a creator or consumer of art, I welcome you to our vibrant arts community. I’d love to get to know you and I invite you to partner with us as we foster and advance the arts and culture in Santa Barbara County.

OUR PROGRAMS
TEEN ARTS
MENTORSHIP

Offering teen art students the opportunity to work closely with a master artist in a professional studio environment

PUBLIC
ART PROGRAM

Working with local businesses to create site-specific public art such as murals, sculptures, and installations

COMMUNITY
GALLERY

Bi-monthly exhibitions featuring professional artists in a variety of mediums, along with student shows

FUNK ZONE
ART WALK™

Collaborating with 20 local studios and galleries to structure a lively and informative

bi-monthly public art walk

 
SUPPORT THE ARTS FUND
ART
ADVOCATE

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

$10-$50+ per month

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Attend exclusive Donor Receptions and Arts Fund Collaboration Meetings

ART
AMBASSADOR

ANNUAL DONATION

$1,000 +

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 Attend exclusive Donor Receptions and Arts Fund Collaboration Meetings

CORPORATE
SPONSOR

SPONSORSHIP AVERAGE

$10,000-$100,000

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Your organization will be featured in our public materials and website

testimonials

These classes are so inspiring for the developing artist. There is hardly anything of this caliber accessible to young artists. The students that take part in these classes are really there to grow as artists. It's so encouraging to see my daughter grow and learn from artists who are incredible talented and are successful in their field.

~Parent of 2017 Teen Arts Mentorship Student

Being able to communicate with a professional artist was an experience I never thought I would be able to have in high school, and The Arts Fund made it possible. This priceless program is a gem, and something l will always count as a major stepping stone in my creative career.

~ 2013 Teen Arts Mentorship Student

205-C Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Open Thursday - Sunday from 12pm-5pm PST

Monday - Wednesday Open by Appointment Only

https://www.artsfundsb.org/contact-us for yearly closure dates.

805.965.7321

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