"A SMALL TEAM, COMMITTED TO A CAUSE BIGGER THAN THEMSELVES,
CAN ACHIEVE ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING."
The Arts Fund could not carry out it's mission without the talented staff, volunteers and board of directors.
Vittoria Cutbirth, Executive Director
Vittoria grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School's Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University.
Vittoria joined The Arts Fund in 2016 as Assistant Director and accepted the Executive Director position in 2017. Vittoria is passionate about the arts, philanthropy and community, and wants to continue expanding The Arts Fund's programming throughout Santa Barbara County.
As a Teen Arts Mentorship Program alumni, she knows first hand how important and impactful The Arts Fund's programs are, especially for the youth in Santa Barbara County. She believes that through programming and collaboration we can work towards a brighter future for our young generations and community.
Hayley Covarrubias, Program Coordinator
Hayley returned from a 5 year stint in the Bay Area back to her native home on the central coast. Hayley is an enthusiastic supporter of soulful and artful communities. Coming from a family of local artists and bearing a degree in Design from UC Berkeley, Hayley has a longstanding belief in the immense role that art plays in enlivening public space and enriching community.
Hayley strives to support and connect Santa Barbarians through creativity, skill building, and the magic of whimsy. She has been an organizer and leader within organizations that ranged in mission from sustainable agriculture, to education, to advocacy, to large-scale art, and beyond. Catch her on the weekends at the farmers market or surfing at Rincon!
Dominique Padron, North County Program Outreach Volunteer
Dominique Padron is a Santa Maria native and Teen Arts Mentorship Program alumni. Dominique assists with program coordination and outreach in North Santa Barbara County. After taking 4 years of mentorship classes, Dominique is now studying Nursing and Graphic Design at Allan Hancock College.
Kelly Grogan, Graphic Design Volunteer
Kelly is an experienced and innovative creative professional with demonstrated skills in communications, editing, graphic design, marketing and branding, grant writing, and business development. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute for Literary Arts and Antioch University, Los Angeles with the support of a private grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She also hosts OUT LOUD, a bi-monthly reading series in Santa Barbara.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time exploring the mountains near Santa Barbara with her partner and their two dogs.