SparkOC - Where the Arts Happen in Orange County
We maintain SparkOC.com as a free community site for upcoming arts events, exhibits, classes and workshops, auditions, professional opportunities, profiles of local artists, and the most comprehensive guide available to Public Art installations all over O.C. You can create a free profile for yourself as a venue, arts organization, or individual artist, and post your own events and opportunities for thousands of arts-curious visitors.
We also sell advertising packages that combine banner graphics on SparkOC.com with direct, dedicated e-blasts to our thousands of arts interested e-mail subscribers. Contact Advancement Officer Karen Ahola to learn more!
ArtsOC Events and Programs
Find out if any of our ongoing projects are of interest or benefit to you!
OC Día del Niño/Day of the Child is a free family arts festival that celebrates children, develops their natural creativity and inspires lifelong participation in the arts. It features two days of fun and interactive activities and performances by professional artists, arts organizations, schools and community groups that can be enjoyed by the whole family and children of all ages and skill levels.Read More
Emerging Arts Leaders | Orange County (EAL | OC) was founded in 2012 as a program of Arts Orange County. Its vision is to be a mechanism for strengthening future arts leadership by fostering connections between professional artists and arts professionals, encouraging and supporting creative innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit, developing skills, and facilitating networking among arts organizations, civic organizations and individual artists and producers.Read More
Each Spring, Arts Orange County presents Imagination Celebration: Orange County’s only county-wide family arts festival!
Presented in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, Imagination Celebration dynamically connects the community, arts organizations, universities, and Orange County students through meaningful arts experiences.Read More
The Annual OC Arts Awards is a benefit evening that recognizes & celebrates the arts organizations, artists, and arts patrons in the OC community whose significant contributions during the past year, or over the course of a lifetime, have notably impacted the arts in Orange County.Read More
Arts Orange County is proud to facilitate participation by Orange County students and educators in the Poetry Out Loud Program. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, California proudly holds court as home to the largest Poetry Out Loud competition in the country. The 2019 competition series encompassed 52 counties, 305 schools, and 730 teachers, reaching nearly 60,600 students statewide.Read More
"Stay Firmly in Your Own Path and Dare. Be Wild Two Hours a Day" - Paul Gaugin
Nicole Javier (background), Chloris Li and Miller Tai in the Theatre for Young Audiences production of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon at South Coast Repertory. Photo by Jordan Kubat/SCR.
ArtsOC strives to create an array of opportunities for networking and skills development to advance you along your career path in the arts.
We've collected some handy links for you - shortcuts for professional opportunities, artist calls, educational resources, and more!
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Arts Orange County speaks up for the arts and arts education to government, the media, the business community, and the citizens of Orange County.
We strive to collect and spotlight approved curriculum and other resources that can help arts educators maximize their impact on the next generation of artists!
We actively cultivate and spotlight Grant Opportunities, Artist Calls, and other resources to help you and your organization get to the next professional level!