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We are excited to share upcoming events with the San Diego communities. You are welcome to come and participate and learn all that we have to offer.

Unveiling Impact: A Morning of Arts and Culture

Thursday, January 25, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101


You’re invited to a morning of arts insights! Join us for a celebration of unprecedented collaboration among seven municipalities and two cultural districts throughout San Diego County to give our region its first measure of the countywide economic impact of the arts, as revealed by the Arts and Economic Prosperity (AEP6) Study. Featuring a talk by Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts (AFTA), and a lively panel discussion of arts, tourism, and economic development leaders. Be part of this unique occasion and gain valuable insights into the art sector’s influence.

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Adapting In Crisis: Toward a Resilient Performing Arts Sector
Exploring solutions for the non-profit performing arts 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
9:00 AM  11:00 AM

The Old Globe, Hattox Hall in the The Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Balboa Park

Californians for the Arts partners with SDRACC (San Diego Arts and Culture Coalition) and The Old Globe to bring together organization leaders and artists to discuss the current state of the arts locally, provide background on how we got here, what the current situation is including a recent data report, and how through public policies and resources, philanthropy and innovative business models we can move forward to a more sustainable and equitable future. Highlights of the program include a presentation on a recent report by CVL Economics on the state of California nonprofit performing arts, the introduction of the CA Nonprofit Paymaster Program, recent legislative efforts including SB1116, the advocacy needed to build awareness, and a panel discussion with local leaders on new approaches and resources needed to sustain live nonprofit performing arts in California.


Timothy J. Shields, Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director - Old Globe Theatre
Desiree Clarke Miller, Executive Artistic Director - Moxie Theater
Javier Velasco, Artistic Director - San Diego Ballet
Jacole Kitchen, Director of Arts Engagement/In-House Casting - La Jolla Playhouse and Executive Director San Diego Performing Arts League

Previous Events


The San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition invites you to attend a County Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum in preparation for the 4th District special election scheduled for August 15th, 2023.


The Forum will introduce the four San Diego County Supervisor candidates: Janessa Goldbeck, Monica Montgomery Steppe, Paul McQuigg (unconfirmed), and Amy Reichert, and provide an opportunity to hear their positions on issues that matter to our creative sector and the broader community.


The Forum, to be held Friday, July 7, 2023, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, is free and open to the public. RSVP today. Space is limited.  

Arts, Culture & Creativity Month
April 2023

What is ACCM? In 2019, Arts, Culture and Creativity Month was declared by the California Senate in a concurrent resolution to be every April in California to recognize and celebrate the significant impact the arts have in California. Activations occur throughout the state including city and county proclamations, op-eds, special events, performances, round tables and more. The goal of our month-long campaign is to elevate public awareness of the value of the arts and the collective impact the arts bring to our communities and state.


SDRACC partners with advocacy groups across the state to unify our collective voice for the arts. 

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