Mission Statement

The Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. (MCACI) is an incorporated non-profit organization and our mission is to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.

Our work involves arts education programs, public arts events and creative placemaking projects, as well as community partnership and arts policy. All our efforts are designed to enrich Mariposa economically, socially, and culturally, and to serve our County’s diverse communities.

The Arts Council is Mariposa County’s State-Local Partner (SLP) to the California Arts Council and is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our Values

We believe that the arts contribute significantly to the vibrancy and health of Mariposa County, and our programs and the services we provide are designed to benefit our community in the following ways:

  • Serve the diverse interests of residents living in and around Mariposa County
  • Positively increase the visibility of Mariposa
  • Leverage the many positive facets of art for constructive community engagement, civic dialogue and social change
  • Support the local economy
  • Provide opportunities for collaboration among individuals, organizations, businesses and civic leaders in Mariposa and beyond
  • Act as a conduit to better connect the community of Mariposa to issues, movements and opportunities beyond its boundaries
  • Foster awareness of the wide range of artistic voices and media offering different lenses of interpretation for our community, environment and world
  • Utilize the arts as an equalizer that can create a level playing field where underrepresented voices can be heard, amplified and engaged
  • Contribute to the health of all people by engaging them in the creation and appreciation of art

Equity Statement

Annual Reports
See our past and recent work

Staff & Board of Directors
Meet our team

Strategic Plan 2022 – 2030
Executive Summary

Office Hours
10AM – 5PM | Mon – Fri
5009 Hwy 140 (above Chocolate Soup)
P.O Box 2134
Mariposa, CA 95338

Contact Us
We love when people stop by the office, but because the majority of our work takes place out in the community, staff are not always in the office. If you’d like to meet with a member of the Arts Council staff in person, please contact us to schedule an appointment.


(209) 966-3155
Fax: (209) 966-3962