Arts Access Grants | Apply by November 5

SVCREATES Arts Access Grant application cycle are open! Arts Access Grants are made possible through a partnership with the County of Santa Clara, with the purpose of increasing access to arts experiences for high-need communities throughout Santa Clara County. Grants of $7,500 – $15,000 will be awarded for programs offered March 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. This is a two-stage application … Read More

DEI Workshops | November 1 & 3

SVCREATES will host two DEI workshops featuring Beatrice Thomas, director of Authentic Arts & Media, exploring issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and intersectionality for a range of different arts organizations. November 1 | 3:00 – 7:00pm Why Equity? An EDI Mindset Shift for Predominantly White Arts Institutions Register here >> November 3 | 3:00 – 7:00pm Creating Sustainable Equity for BIPOC-Led Organizations … Read More

2020 Impact Report

In March 2020, 60% of our cultural sector’s income evaporated when COVID-19 threatened the sector’s central mission of “gathering people together” through the arts. The sector tightened its belt, applied for PPP (paycheck protection program) and pivoted to new ways of connecting with audiences and donors. And as our country witnessed the social and economic devastation of a global pandemic, … Read More

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate | Apply by September 24

Applications for the 2022-2023 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate will open August 9 and the deadline to apply is September 24, 2021. The next Poet Laureate will serve from January 2022 – December 2023 and will receive a stipend of $4,000 per year, with a budget of $1,000 per year for reimbursable expenses related to their activities. Click here for 2022-23 Application … Read More

Posting on Social Media 101 | September 22

If you want to improve your social media content, this workshop is for you! You will learn how to create every component of a successful social media post. We will discuss how to choose an image that performs well, how to write a compelling caption, how to select strategic hashtags, and how to authentically engage with your community. With a … Read More

RPM: Revolutions Per Minute | July 30 – August 29

Join genARTS and Camino Brewing for a month long event series. Stop in and see the art gallery on display from July 30th – August 29th. They will have 32 participating artists and what we have seen so far… is impressive. In addition to the gallery, there will be activations throughout the month at Camino and MACLA. Learn more here.

Make Music Day | June 20-21

Join SVCREATES and Content Magazine at the SoFA Street Fair and Make Music Day! The two events will join together to kick off the summer arts season online and in downtown San Jose on June 20-21. Come visit us at the Content SVCREATES Stage in front of the 100 Block Mural at 300 S. First Street. Date: Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pmLocation: … Read More

Access + Ability: Redefining Accessibility in the Arts | June 5

In partnership with Emerging Arts Professionals’ Art Workers Week and the College of Adaptive Arts, genARTS presents an interactive discussion featuring various perspectives about accessibility for artists, arts professionals, and cultural producers. Join this virtual panel with local experts and learn to rethink strategies for engagement with communities with differing abilities for your creative work and events. —- Access + Ability: Redefining Accessibility in the … Read More

Resources for Our Arts Community | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Finding Solutions to Address Future Challenges  While our focus as a community today is on the health and well being of our residents, we know that we will soon need to attend to the health of our arts ecosystem as a whole. Artists are our “2nd responders” and the arts are critical to maintaining and repairing the fabric of our … Read More

Budgeting for True Cost | May 5

Budgeting for True Cost What does it really cost to deliver your organization’s programs? In this workshop, we will explore an overview of key budgeting concepts as well as tools and strategies to determine pricing and communicate the true cost of your operations to staff, board, and funders. Key concepts include: Allocation methods for shared expenses and overhead Exploring how … Read More