Santa Clara County Loves the Arts

Santa Clara County is one of 156 communities throughout the country that participated in Arts & Economic Prosperity III, the most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted. This study documents the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. Arts Council Silicon Valley, with funding from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and support from the County of Santa Clara, coordinated efforts locally for the past year and a half, collecting valuable data from 75 local nonprofit arts organizations and over 1,300 audience members throughout the county - telling us just why the Arts Mean Business in Santa Clara County!

Art Councils & Organizations to Know

We encourage you to visit the websites of the following organizations that are doing their part to help advocate for the arts in our community, our state and throughout the US:


California Arts Council

Northern California Grantmakers

Western States Arts Federation

California Alliance for Arts Education

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is the leading national advocacy organization for the arts. The Arts Funding Response and Readiness Kit provides current information, key messaging, communications and advocacy strategies, and the research we need to make the case for keeping the arts alive and well in our community.