FREE Summer Films at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden 

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Kicks off its 2023-2024 Season with Five-Time Grammy-winner Jacob Collier

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UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2023-2024 Season

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FREE Summer Cinema: Out of this World!

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Isabella Rossellini in Conversation with Pico Iyer at The New Vic

Model, film star and philanthropist will share the story of her illustrious family and multifaceted career UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) […more…]

2022-23, an Incredible Run For UCSB Arts & Lectures

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‘Creating Hope’ with UCSB Arts & Lectures

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A Cultural Gift to the Community

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We’ve Got This, Santa Barbara

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Senior Director of Development & Special Initiatives: Stacy Cullison

Mission

To educate, entertain and inspire.

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Enriching Program at Santa Barbara’s Doorstep

Art teaches abstract thinking; it teaches teamwork; it teaches people to actually think about things they cannot see.
Bill T. Jones, Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow

Your Support Is Essential in Maintaining Leading Edge Arts and Culture in Santa Barbara

It’s a popular misconception that UCSB Arts & Lectures is fully funded by the university, when the truth is that support from patrons and other individual donors is essential. There are myriad ways to contribute to the organization beyond purchasing tickets, from major endowments to event sponsorships to joining the Producers Circle.

“We definitely need help from the community to keep doing what we do,” Billeci says. “Without that support, this world class program and these educational offerings could not happen for the community.” 

Key Supporters

Advisory Council members and leaders who have helped make A&L a vibrant part of Santa Barbara:
John & Jody Arnhold
Paul & Patricia Bragg Foundation
Marcy Carsey
Marcia & John Mike Cohen
Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher
G.A. Fowler Family Foundation
Connie Frank & Evan Thompson
Martha Gabbert
Eva & Yoel Haller
Luci & Rich Janssen
Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing
Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley
Patty & John MacFarlane
Manitou Fund
Sara Miller McCune
Jillian & Pete Muller
Natalie Orfalea & Lou Buglioli
Maxine Prisyon
Sage Publishing
Heather & Tom Sturgess
Anne Smith Towbes
Sherry Villanueva
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Merryl Snow Zegar & Chuck Zegar
Dick Wolf