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New Safety Protocols at Major OC Venues!

Full vaccination required & mask wearing at indoor performances. Read more about it here.

OC arts community news...

Laguna Art Museum Appoints Victoria Gerard as Deputy Director

Laguna Art Museum has announced the appointment of Victoria Zagarino Gerard to the new role of Deputy Director. Gerard, who most recently served as Vice President of Programs and Collections at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, will assume her new role on September 7. Read more here in StuNews.


New Autobiography by Relámpago del Cielo Grupo Folklórico Founder

Rosario Chavarria Peña, founder of Santa Ana's Relámpago del Cielo Grupo Folklórico, one of the longest operating organizations of its type in the U.S., has authored a memoir. Rosie, as she is affectionately known, has lived a life in Mexican dance as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and artistic director over a period of sixty-four years. The book is available here.

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Muckenthaler Center Announces Resident Theatre Company

The Electric Company Theatre, led by the husband and wife team of Callie Prendiville Johnson and Brian Johnson (above) recently became the resident company for the 96-year-old Muckenthaler Cultural Center, once the home of north Orange County pioneers Walter and Adella Muckenthaler. Read more here in the Orange County Register.


LPAPA finds a new home in one of Laguna’s historic locations

Since its inception in 1996, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) has been searching for a permanent gallery space. Recently, it found one--moving into a 1920s era house in North Laguna's Gallery Row. Read more about it here in StuNews.

ArtsOC news...

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This annual gathering of Orange County's arts community leaders--artists, arts leaders and arts patrons--is especially anticipated this year! Join us! Details here.

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Grant opportunities...


Grants Programs for Districts 3, 4 & 5 Still Open

Following ArtsOC's successful advocacy with the Orange County Board of Supervisors that resulted in $5 million in arts relief funds being designated from its American Rescue Plan Act allocation, four of the five County Districts have announced their funding programs--each of the five districts received $1M and be custom designed by that Supervisor's office.

If your nonprofit arts organization or arts related business is located in

District 3 - details here.

District 4 - details here.

District 5 - details here.

When District 1 announces its program, we will share that information with you.

The District 2 program is now closed to applications.



For Artists

Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)

Cali Catalyst Grants

Unrestricted grants of up to $5,000 to California artists. More here.

For Artists

Creative Capital

Grants, Residences & Open Calls in All Disciplines

With September & October deadlines

More here.

Program Opens Sept. 9

California Relief Grant Program - Round 9

For-profit arts businesses and nonprofit organizations Applications open September 9 with a deadline of September 30.

Details here.

Free webinars here.

Programs Now Open!


Relief Grants - Round 2 Deadline September 15

Details here.

Free webinar here.

California Documentary Project Grant Program

for film, audio, and interactive media projects. Deadline is November 1. Details here.


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