Art & Culture

San Benito County Arts Council joins Giving Tuesday to raise funds for Arts in Education program

Working to bring the arts to local students, including low-income youth, students with special needs, incarcerated youth at Juvenile Hall and students at Title 1 schools.
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This article was contributed by the San Benito County Arts Council and written by Hiedi Jumper.

For the second year in a row, the San Benito County Arts Council will be participating in #GivingTuesday to bring accessible arts programming to students throughout San Benito County.

#GivingTuesday, happening this year on Tuesday, Nov. 27, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, the San Benito County Arts Council is relaunching its fundraising campaign, The Art of Giving, to support art classes and programs for over 8,000 local students. All donations made during this event will fund Arts in Education programs and initiatives throughout San Benito County, including the After School Mariachi Program, Life Skills Art Program, Artists in the Schools Program and Dreams Project for at-risk and incarcerated youth.

Those who are interested in joining the Arts Council’s The Art of Giving initiative on #GivingTuesday can click HERE. To find out more about the Arts Council’s Arts in Education Program visit their site at  or give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



San Benito County Arts Council

The San Benito County Arts Council’s mission is to: *Promote diversity, quality and involvement in the arts for all residents in San Benito County *Encourage cultural and artistic growth and create opportunities for the production of art *Provide access to the arts through programs in the visual, performing and media arts *Establish a favorable climate for artists to live and work and for the arts to thrive