Santa Clarita is home to a flourishing arts scene featuring public art pieces and youth arts education programs.  The City of Santa Clarita administers an arts grants program and provides information and assistance to artists and cultural organizations through the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops.  From popular musicians and classic plays to art galleries and historic tours, you will find it all in Santa Clarita.


The deadline for the City of Santa Clarita Community Services and Arts grants applications for 2016-17 has passed.  These grants offer local non-profit organizations the opportunity to support innovative and crucial programs and projects that serve residents.  The applications recommended for approval are scheduled to be presented to the City Council in January 2017.

newheightsNew Heights: Artist Development Workshops

This series includes workshops, panel discussions, and lectures designed specifically to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.  The sessions will help artists, performers, and arts organizations expand their knowledge while learning valuable tools to increase success.

Music – Designed with the musician in mind, these workshops tackle booking agents, home studios, and music supervision.

Film – If you’re a filmmaker, check out these New Heights sessions to learn about distribution, marketing, and sizzle reels.

Visual Art – For marketing tips, art demonstrations and advice on how to deal with self-doubt, check out these New Heights sessions.

Art Groups – Learn about marketing, grants, and utilizing volunteers to increase the success of your arts organization.

Podcasts – If you missed one of the sessions or want to learn from previous panels, check here to listen to the podcasts.

Calls for Artistscallforartists

The City of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Events Office and Santa Clarita Arts Commission seek art entries for the following:

10 by 10 – A variety night giving performers a chance to take the stage and perform for a live audience.

NOTE by NOTE Songwriter’s night for professional and aspiring songwriters to showcase their songs in front of a live audience.

The MAIN – An exhibit in the lobby of The MAIN featuring a different artist each month.

The Stars and Stripes Imagined – An upcoming art exhibit to be featured in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall.


Here are some local, regional and national Professional Development and Advocacy Resources.

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The City of Santa Clarita is committed to increasing opportunities for students in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in and be exposed to high quality arts experiences, while also increasing the awareness of the value the arts add to the community.