Regional Artist Database

More than just a list, this database is a tool for the future. Count yourself in. 

The Mariposa County Arts Council is developing a database of regional artists (visual, performance, literary, cultural, etc) to support artists, arts education and creative placemaking efforts. Take the survey to be included today.

Over the past year, the Mariposa County Arts Council has been working with the Mariposa County Office of Education to develop a Strategic Arts Education Plan for all the schools in the county. We’ve also been working with the Mariposa County Planning Department to develop Mariposa County’s first cultural policy and creative placemaking strategy. Within the past six months, both plans have recently been adopted by their respective agencies (Mariposa County Office of Education and the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors) and this database will help us loop regional artists into the implementation of these plans. 

One of the most significant pieces of feedback we heard from teachers and students while developing the Strategic Arts Education Plan is that they would like to build relationships with regional artists. In addition, the Creative Placemaking Strategy is embedded with many opportunities for artists to connect their work to the community through artistic and creative placemaking projects, programs and initiatives. 

With these things in mind, we are developing a database of regional artists to help facilitate connections and relationships between artists + schools and artists + County creative placemaking efforts.

Note, before you get started:

There are a number of documents/files you’ll be asked to upload and detailed information you’ll be asked to share, so we suggest gathering the following ahead of time: 

  1. Curriculum vitae and or exhibition list
  2. Biography
  3. Artist Statement
  4. Headshot and or representative image of your work
  5. List of galleries where you are represented or collections that include your work
  6. Short description of any teaching experience you have.