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SparkOC is a service of Arts Orange County in collaboration with the Orange County Community Foundation and has been designed specifically to pursue collaborative marketing and audience development initiatives.

Click here to download a mail-in Membership Application


Membership is open to Orange County’s arts, entertainment & cultural community: performing arts & visual arts, professional companies and community groups, traditional art forms and alternative/emerging expressions, museums and commercial art galleries, non-profit organizations, individual artists and for-profit producing or presenting companies.


Arts Orange County offers arts information, technical assistance and research resources, including: the Directory of OC Cultural Resources, an extensive online listing of local arts and cultural organizations; workshops, seminars and conferences to share information, explore issues and build professional skills; research information, such as the recent Orange County Cultural Indicators Report, and advocacy tools to promote the value of the arts and arts education.

  • Non-profit arts organizations and individual artists receive reduced rates to workshops, seminars and conferences offered by Arts OC in order to share information, explore issues and build professional skills.
  • Non-profit arts organizations have access to discounts to attend selected seminars offered by other service organizations.
  • Only members will receive an invitation to participate in Imagination Celebration, Arts OC’s annual spring arts festival for families (dependent on meeting guidelines).
  • Members will have the opportunity to use the Art’s OC logo on printed material.
  • Unlimited event listings on the new Calendar; each with up to 6 images and links back to your website and/or box office.
  • Participation in the members-only Discount Ticket Marketplace and weekly Half-Price Tickets e-blast.
  • Only members will be considered for placement in the featured events section of the website
  • Members-only access to list artist profiles, member profiles, classified ads, auditions, classes, and fundraisers.
  • Member-only discounted rates on advertising and dedicated e-mail blasts.
  • Increased exposure through on-going regional marketing campaigns and content distribution agreements with local and national travel and culture websites and publications.
  • Additional promotion from the collaboration of all members by participating in the co-marketing campaign which features direct links to and from member sites.
  • The opportunity to feature live media samples (video clips, audio samples, and multi-image galleries) in the media gallery
  • You will be a part of the site that is known county-wide as one-stop shopping for arts and culture
  • Individual artist members receive a bio page and the opportunity to showcase their work in an online gallery.
  • Non-profit organizational members receive a bio page that summarizes upcoming events and the opportunity to showcase events in an online gallery.
  • Arts-related retailers receive a listing in the business directory and appear in proximity searches to nearby events.

* Benefits are continually subject to enhancement. Membership is active for 12 months from date of activation.