The Tannery Arts Center (TAC) is a residential, studio and performing arts campus providing an affordable, accessible and sustainable home for Santa Cruz County artists and arts organizations, with 100 housing units, over 200 residents, over 50 artist studios, offices, classrooms, rehearsal spaces, and a theater near completion, TAC is a significant cultural hub for the community and for hundreds of arts practitioners. This award will provide supplemental general support for programming efforts for the TAC residential community and the completion of the Performing Arts Center.
About the Grantee
1010 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The Tannery Arts Center (TAC) is the fund-raising arm of a decade-long project to transform an historic leather tannery in Santa Cruz into a thriving arts campus and regional arts destination. TAC has raised 60 percent toward its $5 million Phase III capital campaign goal, funds to be used to complete the campus with office space for arts organizations and an affordable, state-of-the-art black box theater for local and touring arts organizations, as well as community use. The Foundation made a $2 million capital grant to TAC in July 2009. A renewal grant for operating support would enable the organization to complete Phase III fund-raising, oversee new construction, and support its board and staff as they consider the appropriate role for TAC on the Tannery campus once Phase III construction is complete.