Community Partners

Monarch School

Monarch has served San Diego for nearly three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K-12 comprehensive school designed to educate homeless youth.

There are more than 1.2 million homeless students across the country and 23,000 in San Diego County alone. Research shows homelessness contributes to a wide range of challenges including physical and psychological problems, safety fears and academic struggles. It’s estimated that 75% of homeless students do not receive a high school diploma. The barriers these students face, hinder their ability to become contributing, successful members of their families and society and place them at a high risk of becoming tomorrow’s homeless adults.

At Monarch, we give students the skills and tools they need to overcome these odds.

Monarch School

Generate Hope

GenerateHope was founded in 2009, born from a desire to provide trauma care services to a very underserved local population, the founding members of GenerateHope soon came to realize there is a great need for comprehensive healing for women who have survived the horrors of being trafficked and sold for sex. This is an American epidemic.

GenerateHope is a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to heal and find restoration in long-term housing and trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational support. Since recovery from sexual exploitation is a long-term process, GenerateHope provides safety, community, and individualized life skills support to work through the deep trauma and discover a healthy, purpose-filled life.


Homeless Empowerment Through Art & Leadership (HEAL)

HEAL is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides opportunities for creative self-expression and personal growth for individuals experiencing homelessness in San Diego.

HEAL’s Mobile Art Studio travels into homeless communities to meet the artists where they are and establish an open, non-judgmental environment. By being mobile we are in a unique position to serve more individuals by lowering barriers for participation such as navigating public transportation. We can also keep our operational costs low by not paying for a brick and mortar location.

In addition to HEAL’s ongoing art programs, we participate in special events. These are opportunities to display and sell the artwork in shows or provide an art space during collaborative events. These are exciting ways for us to spread awareness and serve the community in new ways. Art sales give the artists the ability to earn an income through their hard work, as well as helping to confirm their talent, self-worth, and ability to contribute to their community in a meaningful way.


Rady Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the largest children’s hospital in California and is a dedicated pediatric medical and trauma center serving 91% of San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties’ children. Rady Children’s is also a major pediatric clinical research center, with more than 600 clinical trials and other research studies underway, in collaboration with world-class institutions, including UC San Diego, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Rady Children’s Hospital

San Diego International Film Festival

The San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. The San Diego International Film Festival offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking  and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.

100+ Films | Parties | Celebrities | Awards

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Community Partners | San Diego Film Festival

San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN)

SDVAN | San Diego Visual Arts Network, has a mission to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of disclosure about San Diego’s cultural life. By providing a directory and events calendar and facilitating collaborations we hope to not only build the confidence of those involved in the arts, but disseminate information throughout San Diego thus raising the bar on the writing, production & appreciation of the visual arts.

San Diego Visual Arts Network

Open Your Hearts to North County Arts

Open your Hearts to North County Arts, held throughout October, 2018, and organized by The North County Arts Network, invites you to discover all the rich and wonderful performing and visual arts that are offer in our northern region from inland Fallbrook to Poway and coastal Oceanside to La Jolla for the entire month of October. Open your Hearts to North County Arts launches at ArtWalk Carlsbad on Sat. Sept 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. Sept 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be holding a fundraiser at The Forum at Carlsbad’s Art Rhythm & Wine Festival on Sat. Oct 20 from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. Oct 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both Art San Diego (Oct 18 to 21 in Del Mar) and the San Diego Visual Arts Network are media sponsors to highlight arts and culture from dozens or arts resources in our community listing their events on The North County Arts Network.

Open Your Hearts to North County Arts
Open Your Hearts to North County Arts

San Diego Aviators

The San Diego Aviators are the professional tennis team of San Diego that provides fans with unmatched tennis competition and the most unique sports spectator experience. Comprised of the finest tennis players who compete on Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association tours, the Aviators battle in the World Team Tennis (WTT) professional season and play tennis that is fast-paced, exciting, and different than what most tennis fans are used to. The Aviators play home games at the world-renowned Omni La Costa Resort in beautiful Carlsbad, California, during the summer. The San Diego Aviators are the reigning WTT champions and the only professional team from San Diego to win a championship.

San Diego Aviators
San Diego Visual Arts Network

Carmel Valley Artists / Talmadge Art Show

Carmel Valley Artists (CVA) is a 50 year, homegrown quality craft show produced and showcased in the North County, that is now part of the Talmadge Art Show group of shows. This art show is a marketplace for contemporary craft and fine art and it provides an energetic and positive environment in which artists can nourish and grow. New artists learn to market and sell their work, moving from the creative process to the selling process and emerging and accomplished artists explore art to express their creativity.

Carmel Valley Artists
Carmel Valley Artists / Talmadge Art Show

Artwalk Carlsbad

In 2018, ArtWalk Carlsbad makes its debut, September 22 and 23. This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San diego while promoting the experience of owning original art. More than 175 visual artists will show and sell their work, alongside colorful chalk art that will fill the asphalt as you watch street paintings being created before your eyes on the pavement.

Artwalk Carlsbad

ArtWalk San Diego

Producers of San Diego’s Original Fine Art Festivals, Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station, bring together all facets of the arts for free public celebrations. Founded by local artists in 1984, these events now attract artists from across the globe, and art lovers travel to San Diego to immerse themselves in all things creative during these festivals. More than just art events, the festivals give attendees the opportunity to bring their families and participate in interactive art installations.

Erin Hanson | Last Color
Erin Hanson | Last Color

Murals of La Jolla

Murals of La Jolla, a project of the La Jolla Community Foundation, was conceived in 2010 as a means to enhance the civic character of the community by commissioning public art projects on private property throughout La Jolla. An Art Advisory Committee composed of the heads of the major visual arts organizations in La Jolla commissions artists to propose the intervention of an image on specific walls on privately owned buildings. Each work is on view for a minimum of two years and has been generously funded by private donations to the La Jolla Community Foundation, under the umbrella of the San Diego Foundation. To date, new works by John Baldessari, Gajin Fujita, Anya Gallaccio, Robert Ginder, Ann Hamilton, Kim MacConnel, Ryan McGinness, Roy McMakin, Richard Allen Morris, Julian Opie and Fred Tomaselli have been installed throughout La Jolla.

JULIAN OPIE – Murals of La Jolla

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

The 2015 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its seventh annual season on October 10th and 11th in the heart of the village, on Girard Ave. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals in Southern California. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is free and open to the public.


Medium Festival of Photography

Medium Festival of Photography is an annual event in Southern California celebrating innovative photography through engaging lectures, outdoor projections, and workshops for working photographers. The festival features four days of dynamic programming and events including “Present Tense” lectures, portfolio reviews, live demonstrations, and a pop-up shop of unique photographic objects and books. Join us in welcoming artists and photography professionals for California’s most illuminating festival.

Medium Festival of Photography

Fashion Week San Diego™

Fashion Week San Diego™ is a collaborative entertainment event to celebrate the people of San Diego in the fashion and beauty arenas by showcasing and highlighting the pulse of these entrepreneurs and what they are creating. Fashion Week San Diego will feature designers that are all from San Diego with collections ranging from ready to wear, jewelry, sportswear and haute couture. Fashion Week San Diego’s goal is not only to introduce these designers to the community, but also help give them momentum to grow.


San Diego Italian Film Festival

The San Diego Italian Film Festival, a not for profit 501c(3) organization, has quickly made its mark on the local landscape, joining ranks among the most beloved film festivals San Diego has to offer. Each year we have taken virtual journeys along with our protagonists, experiencing the passion, love, comedy, despair and hope of life. We have learned about Italian film from scholars and directors whose insightful introductions and lectures help us understand why these movies speak to us, and continue to influence filmmaking throughout the world.

San Diego Italian Film Festival

UCSan Diego | Extension. Digital Arts Center

The Digital Arts Center has one-year intensive programs in Casual Gaming, Graphic Design, or Video & Editing. Certificate programs: Get up-to-date skills in graphic and web design, as well as AutoCAD, Revit, or 3DS Max with our software-based curriculum. Individual classes: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Maya, 3DS Max, AutoCAD, Revit, Dreamweaver or web design.

University of San Diego (USD)

Nonprofit Management for Visual and Performing Arts Organizations: Museums, Foundations, Cultural Centers, Organizations and Cultural Private Businesses.

The Old Globe

The internationally-acclaimed, Tony® Award-winning Old Globe is one of the most renowned regional theatres in the country, and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. 

The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 plays and musicals on its three stages, including its highly-regarded Shakespeare festival. The Old Globe is at the forefront of the nation’s leading performing arts organizations, setting a standard for excellence in American Theatre.

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