ARTSCCC (Arts Contra Costa County) is a grassroots service and advocacy arts organization whose focus is an equitable and sustainable arts foundation for Contra Costa County. We believe that artists and art organizations are an essential framework for strong communities and cross-cultural appreciation. We seek meaningful support for the creative sector to advocate, elevate, build, and prosper. The goal of ARTSCCC is to build a strong arts foundation that can support signature programs, artists, and art organizations.
Of all California counties, Contra Costa County ranks #6 in diversity. In the United States, it ranks #15. Contra Costa County has had the lowest arts budget of all Bay Area counties despite having the 3rd highest population. Backed by the “Pandemic Relief & Recovery: Emergency Funding & The Bay Area Arts Community” report, limited funding opportunities for artists and art organizations have been devastating. San Francisco artists received 10x more grants than Contra Costa. In 2022, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to dissolve their arts organization and support a new arts agency.
ARTSCCC writes grants, manages projects, promotes social media, and advocates policy to support the creative community. ARTSCCC signature programs include a “Poetry Series Program” at John A. Davis Juvenile Hall and the “Cultural Corridor Project” connecting Richmond and Concord Latinx communities.
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