SparkOC.com is the leading online resource for arts and cultural information for Orange County, California. It offers the largest database of arts and cultural events, workshops, jobs, individual artists, organizations, venues, and more! The site is powered by Silicon Valley’s highly successful Artsopolis Marketing Partnership, which runs similar sites across the nation.
A program of Arts Orange County, SparkOC is made possible through the major support of the Orange County Community Foundation. SparkOC makes it easy for Orange County residents and visitors to go out and see a show, visit an exhibit, take family or friends to a festival, and discover all the amazing things happening throughout our community!
Arts Orange County (Arts OC) builds appreciation of, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Established in 1995 as the non-profit, county-wide arts council of Orange County, CA, Arts OC’s dedicated staff and Board of Directors support a vision to establish the county as one of the top ten creative communities in the nation. To that end, Arts Orange County serves as a resource and advocate for the arts community, as a catalyst for leadership on arts issues, and as a sponsor of programs and services which enhance public awareness of arts activities and promote the development of the arts and arts education.
Arts Orange County has been recognized by the California Arts Council and the California Alliance for Arts Education as a model agency based on the quality of its work.
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Founded in 1989, the mission of the Orange County Community Foundation is to encourage, support and facilitate philanthropy in Orange County. OCCF works with donors, strengthens the capacity of local nonprofit organizations, and incubates solutions that address our community’s unmet needs. Over the past 19 years, OCCF has granted more than $123 million to charitable organizations meeting community needs both here and abroad. Although still a relatively young organization, OCCF ranks within the top 15 percent of the more than 750 community foundations across the nation for total assets, and within the top 10 percent for grants made and contributions received. OCCF and many of its generous donors enthusiastically support local arts and culture organizations and SparkOC’s mission to make arts and cultural experiences more accessible to the entire community. We believe that cultivating a thriving culture in Orange County will help “spark” the imaginations and lives of new and experienced arts enthusiasts alike.