Our mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone in Monterey County through the arts. After more than thirty years of observation, research and experience, we find over and over that “The Arts Are the Answer” to overcoming our greatest challenges and achieving our greatest potential. Our comprehensive strategy includes grants and training, Professional Artists in the Schools residencies, public awareness campaigns and special projects. We are passionate about expanding access and opportunities and we are eager to be your partner.

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    Sunset Center Room 5
    San Carlos at 8th St.
    Carmel, CA 93923

    MAIL: PO Box 7495, Carmel, CA 93921