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Please visit the NCAN website for detailed information about this month long celebration of arts and culture in SD North County.

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NCAN Vision:   “Uniting the arts to invigorate the quality of life and prosperity in our region via the power of collective impact to leverage and maximize support for our creative community.” Our vision is that the arts are recognized as vital in the lives of people in North County and San Diego.

NCAN Mission“On the move to develop an innovative vision, plan, and collaborative effort to strengthen the arts in North County and the Greater San Diego region.” Our mission is to serve, advance, and lead the diverse network of organizations and individuals who work in the arts in North County and San Diego.

General NCAN Areas of Priority:

  • Networking/Alignments/Macro- and Mini-Collaborations
    • Formal Approaches
    • Informal Approaches
  • Research/Data/Mapping and Dissemination
    • Mapping of Sector and Cross-Sector Partnerships
    • Research/Data/Best Practices
    • Case Statement/Stats on Value of Arts
  • Joint Marketing
    • Master Calendar
    • Website/Social Media/List Serve for NCAN and beyond
    • Shared Expenses on Marketing and Literature Distribution
    • Media Relations Dev.
  • Audience Development
    • Arts organizations collaborative cross-promotions
    • Business/Arts Reciprocal Discount Program
  • Cross Sector Collaborations
    • 2016 Arts Summit w/SDNEDC
    • Cultural Tourism
    • Countywide collaborations
  • Advocacy/Civic Engagement/Leadership Development
    • Civic Cultural Planning
    • Civic Public Art Planning and Development
    • Civic Professional Arts Administration
    • Leadership Dev./Next Generation
    • Effective Advocacy/Lobbying Campaign Strategy Dev.
  • Arts Funding
    • Sustainable Arts Funding Methodologies (i.e., TOT, 1%, Pennies for the Arts, Round-Up, Legacy Societies)
    • Funding Initiatives
      • Large/National Foundations & Government
      • Funder Forums
    • Re-Grant Program Development
  • Arts Education
    • College/University Community Engagement
  • Joint Programming
    • Large Regional Festivals/Events
    • Expanded visual arts presentation spaces/venues
  • Special Initiatives/Projects
    • CA Cultural Districts
    • San Diego Film Commission
    • Caltrans Freeway/Wayfinding
  • Organizational Dev./Capacity Building/Technical Assistance
    • Strategic Visioning/Planning
    • Board/Staff Development & Professionalization
    • Fundraising Strategy Dev./Legacy Society Dev.
  • Individual Artist/Talent Development
    • Affinity Groups
    • Diversity and Inclusiveness
    • Pay Equity for Artists/Performers

To find out more information about NCAN and jo
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please contact: Daniel Foster


Visual Arts Programming
Arts Education
Civic Arts/Public Art
Arts Funding/Economic Development
Performing Arts Programming

Arts Marketing/Audience Development

For a complete list of PRESS

Group seeks to drive North County's economy through arts Seaside Courier by Ruarri Serpa
Arts community seeking a voice Union Tribune by Edward Sifuentes
North County Arts Network (NCAN) Arts and Economic Development SDVAN A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

North County Arts Network meeting at CCAE in Escondido SDVAN A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Why does San Diego need a County Arts Council? SDVAN A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Scaling Up and Out: The changing audience for the arts SDVAN A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
The Arts at Work North County Development Corporation Business Journal pages 19 to 21 by Emmet Pierce
The Time for North County Arts Has Arrived Voice of San diego by Kinsee Morlan (NCAN update)

NCAN Quarterly Meeting: Strengthening Support for North County Arts Community at Poway Center for the Arts SDVAN Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer