Welcome to Arts Orange County

Dedicated to our mission of building appreciation of, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing its creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is our community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about what we offer.

How can we help you? Are you...


an Arts Lover/OC Visitor

Get to know O.C.'s arts community and all the activities and experiences you can enjoy here


an Artist/Arts Organization

Learn more about opportunities, resources, and the benefits of ArtsOC Membership


an Arts Patron

Support and Invest in the Arts by joining forces with ArtsOC

"Every artist was first an amateur." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pacific Chorale Academy students from Pomona Elementary prepare for their concert. Photo Credit: Molly Pontin

Get to Know Us!


Meet our Staff and Board and read all about ArtsOC's history and mission

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Our Partners & Sponsors

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner.

Arts Orange County gratefully acknowledges the generous support of many individuals, businesses and foundations in our community. View our donor list here.

We acknowledge with respect our presence on the ancestral lands of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians - Acjachemen Nation and the Tongva People.