Art Symposium

The Santa Barbara Office of Arts & Culture presents its 12th annual symposium, sharing best practices and key opportunities for sustaining our sector. Keynotes include Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Mayor/ President of the US Conference of Mayors and Randy Cohen, VP of Research & Policy at Americans for the Arts. We also offer a program in Santa Maria. Buy your ticket now!

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Santa Barbara Arts Symposium: Thursday, November 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Paseo Nuevo. The morning program will be at the Balboa Building and the afternoon program will be at the Center Stage Theater.

This year's symposium offers an AM program ticket, a PM program ticket and an optional lunch ticket. Tickets cost $5 per session and $15 for lunch. 

Important information about residency opportunities, public art projects and arts funding will also be shared.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE or call 805.963.8198.

Download the full schedule here.


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North County Arts Symposium: Friday, November 3 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Minami Community Center at 500 W. Enos Drive in Santa Maria.This event is sponsored by the Arts Commission and the City of Santa Maria Parks & Recreation Department.

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Americans for the Arts will share compelling information about arts and your economy with the North County Community.

Tickets are only $5 - Call 805.963.8198 or visit the online box office to purchase tickets.

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to network and learn more about the incredible impact of the arts!

Map for Thursday, Nov. 2 at Paseo Nuevo

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Locations: santa barbara city Arts Symposium 2017

Nordstrom Café

17 W Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

UCSB’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Balboa Building: 735 State St # 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Yes Dance

705 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Blue Owl Café

5 W Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Center Stage Theater

751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hoffman Brat Haus

801 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara

635 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Additional partners include the Squire Foundation, Yes Dance and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and the Museum of Contemporary Art- Santa Barbara.