ADVOCATING FOR THE ARTSWe Create Arts Opportunities
We are working to inspire and enhance the lives of people in Ventura County by supporting local artists, hiring teaching artists, producing community public arts projects and ensuring our children have engaging and confidence-building art programs.
Learn MoreAbout Our Story
In 1982 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors established the Ventura County Arts Commission but was unable to implement its county-wide arts plan. In 1992, the Ventura County Community Foundation created an updated arts plan, which it was also unable to implement. Finally, in 1997 the Ventura County Arts Council was formed and incorporated as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. Its charge was to serve all Ventura County residents with an array of arts programs. The Council was designated by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors as the local partner arts agency with a mandate to serve the county’s citizens in partnership with the California Arts Council.