The mission of the Arts Council for Monterey County is to improve the quality of life for everyone in Monterey County through the arts. This year, we are expanding our award-winning Arts as Healing Intervention Program — designed by Linda Pedrazzini Hevern — to help youth struggling to stay in school. In a year-long program, our teaching artists weave creative skill building with emotional support.
As they work toward their final projects, our youth develop their communication skills and their capacity to solve problems and overcome unexpected challenges. With your support as an MC Gives! donor, we can help hundreds of youth who need us most develop more confidence and make better choices for a safe and healthy future.
Donations — including all MC Gives! 2018 donors — will help us work with 200 youth who are currently struggling to stay in school. Our teaching artists help them with design and creativity and art production — two hours, two days per week for 32 weeks of classes — culminating in professionally curated murals and exhibitions.
Please add the Arts Council to Your MC Giving this Year!
The Arts Are the Answer to Healing, Recovery and Resilience
“We see your program as engaging, collaborative & life-changing & are excited to present this award to Monterey County.” The National Association of Counties (NACo) presenting the 2015 Arts and Culture Award for Solutions and Innovation Award to Arts Council Arts as Healing Intervention at the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center.