• Experienced Singers: Vocal Arts EnsembleMarch 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Morro Bay High School.



  • Art Center Morro Bay: From Photo to Paint and From Paint to Photo. April 10. Artist Patricia Newton presents a free demonstration on how to make crisp and clear photos of your art.
  • The Grantsmanship Center: Grant Management Essentials, April 20-21. Winning a grant is only the first step. In this two-day online grant management workshop, you’ll get the skills and know-how to keep your project on track, comply with grant regulations, and protect your organization from the administrative and legal chaos that results from poor grants management.
  • The Grantsmanship Center: Grantsmanship Training Program Online, March 27-31, April 10-14, or May 1-5. A week of high-energy learning. Increase your success rate by finding grantmakers that fund work like yours. learn how to create powerful grant proposals—by actually developing and reviewing real proposals in class, and finish the training with a stack of draft proposals ready to polish, submit, and secure funding. Partial scholarships may be available.
  • PCPA: Spring Theatre Tour: London, May 7-15. Seven nights, four theatre productions, National Theatre tour, Shakespeare’s Globe tour, Thames cruise, and more.



  • State of California: The California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant Program provides grants to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations to encourage workforce development. The Program includes $49,500,000.00 to be allocated in one or more rounds. Grants are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • City of Santa Maria: The Recreation and Parks Department has multiple opportunities for public art. The Public Art Committee reviews RFQs and selects artists to develop their concepts based on the location that the committee deems appropriate. A stipend for development may be available. Projects may include murals, sculptures, mosaics, etc. Each project award may range from $5,000 and up.
  • SLO Film Fest and R.A.C.E. Matters SLO: Filmmakers from diverse backgrounds who have completed 75% of principal photography and a rough cut of their short or long format project can apply for a $1,000 Finishing Fund Grant, to be awarded at the 2023 SLO Film Festival and screened at the 2024 festival. Application deadline is March 31.
  • National Endowment for the Arts: The Challenge America program offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved by reasons of geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, arts programming, including commissioning or presentation of artists or artwork; marketing and promotional activities; and organizational planning. Application deadline is April 27.
  • Venturous Theatre Fund Capital Grants: Support writers of bold, experimental, and/or large-scale new plays by giving not-for-profit theaters the ability to say “yes” instead of “no” to writer-driven projects perceived as especially challenging. Application deadline is June 1.
  • National Endowment for the Arts: The NEA Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. The program funds arts projects in the following disciplines: artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary arts, theater, and visual arts. Application deadline is July 6.