Our Programs

As a Nonprofit, Arts Council Napa Valley serves our mission through our programs. We strive to make the biggest impact with the resources invested in our organization. Our programs, explained below, exist because they align with our mission to unite, support, and enhance our exceptional arts community.

ACNV’s bi-annual (Winter & Summer) funding opportunity for individual artists and arts organizations, focused on accessible public-facing projects and programming.

Artist Credit: Nancy Willis

A searchable database of Napa County’s creatives. Seek local talent for your needs here! Creatives, this is your place to promote your work to potential hirers and utilize our opportunities board to find local job, grant, professional development, open call, audition and other opportunities! Our Creative Directory also hosts Napa County’s central calendar for local arts & culture events.

Artist Credit: Oscar Aguilar Olea

We believe the arts engage, connect, and empower students, teaching them skills and passions to last a lifetime. Through the Education Alliance partnering with schools and the community, we work to create equitable and inclusive access to the arts for all students countywide. Visit the Education Alliance page to learn more about what we do to achieve these goals!

Image Credit: Robb McDonough

Stay in the know about industry information, opportunities and events through our Insider Link newsletter.

Every two years, ACNV hosts a summit that investigates the issues of the time, designed to inspire, motivate, and advocate for our arts community.

Image Credit: David Ortega

An annual, month-long proclamation and call for celebration of the arts and cultural community in Napa County.

Image Credit: Crysta Tim

One of our main purposes is to make the arts sector equitable and inclusive for local artists and community members. We actively seek to transform the county’s arts sector to uplift underserved communities through various programs including but not limited to our series of Equity Roundtables where we gather members of the public to discuss what priorities and steps we need to take to make Napa County’s arts and culture sector open and available to all.

A core function of our organization is to offer guidance, tools and referral services to both local artists & non-arts entities seeking to incorporate the arts into their work.

Our community is empowered by information, and one aspect of our work is gathering information about our community. We use it to properly represent the arts community in policy and funding discussions.