For a more just and equitable society: Partnering with instructors from, near and far, in combination with our new virtual programming, has allowed us to reach a more widely distributed, diverse audience and we are now able to offer opportunities previously not available. For long-term sustainable change, our organization is actively investing time and resources to examine our systems and reassess our foundational values.  

We are proud to offer the Equity in Arts Scholarships (EQARTS21) as a step towards addressing inequities.  This grassroots effort could not be possible without the generosity of the artists who are hired by Sonoma Community Center to teach. 

For Whom?:

 The Equity in Arts Scholarships (EQARTS21) is available to those who self-identify as an underrepresented or marginalized individual in need of a subsidized opportunity.

How Does it Work?:

The Equity in Arts Scholarships provides the opportunity to attend most of our VIRTUAL classes offered in our different departments for a 50% discount by using code EQARTS21 at the time of registration. You can also opt to pay a little bit more to help continue to fund the Equity in Arts Scholarships.  We ask that you be mindful and limit the use of the code to one virtual class per month.

Which Classes Are Included?:

The Equity in Arts Scholarships only apply to our VIRTUAL classes. To see if a class offers the Equity in Arts Scholarships, look for the phrase “EQARTS Ready” which will be located above the Registration button, next to the price on the class description page. 

How Does One Use the Code?:

Simply enter “EQARTS21” when prompted to Enter Code when registering for that class.

Are There Scholarships For In-Person Classes?: 

Yes, if you are interested in an In-Person class at the Sonoma Community Center please click HERE to apply for a scholarship. We review forms monthly so please fill out at least one month prior to the start date. We will do our best to get you into the class but we can not guarantee a spot.

How Can I Find Out More?:

Please contact us at [email protected]. We will be happy to assist you.  

 

We value our customers: By enrolling in our workshops, you’re employing the small staff at Sonoma Community Center, a private non-profit, and providing jobs to the artists we partner with. We depend on workshop income, memberships, fundraisers and grants to thrive. Thank you.   If you’d like to learn more about how to support our organization, please contact us.

Brightening lives through the arts, education, and community centered activities. 

For over six decades, Sonoma Community Center has worked to inspire creative expression and enhance quality of life by bringing world class programming to the Valley of the Moon, and to preserve and restore our grand, historic building. 

What people are saying:

“I was very impressed with the session you hosted and have already referenced it multiple times when talking about a standard for leading sessions.” Cheryl Feldman, LMFT, ATR-BC, Northern California Art Therapy Association Board Member

“It has been a joy to be able to do these workshops, and through them, reach a wider audience! Not to mention the fact that the income from these workshops means I can keep the lights on—as a full-time studio artist, this time has been challenging indeed, but these workshops have been a beacon of hope for me and my future as an artist.  So thank you, and the whole crew at the SCC (I sure do miss y’all) for your professionalism, attention to detail, and making the transition to delivering content in this new way, an enjoyable experience! ” –Naomi Clement, Potter & Instructor, Ontario, Canada

“I really love, love, love the content you all are providing. I have a studio at home, but also take a Saturday morning class at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, mainly because of the gas kiln and the relationships I’ve formed over the years.  Of course, classes have been canceled, and I have missed the community.  Your virtual workshops have filled a void for me. SCC is one of the very good things that has come to me out of these strange times. Thank you for adjusting to the new reality and giving me the opportunity to learn from these amazing artists that I probably would not have otherwise.  You made it so easy to enroll and at a reasonable cost…thank you.  Giving these artists income, creating a new revenue stream for SCC, a win for everyone.  Looking forward to seeing what you all do in the future.” –Yvonne Allen, Student, Scottsdale, Arizona

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