Steering Committee

North County Arts Network is supported by a Steering Committee that defines the directions and goals of this organization.  Many of the steering committee members have specialized knowledge and together the group aims to fulfill the mission of NCAN: to ensure that the arts are recognized as vital in the lives of its people; develop an innovative vision, plan, and collaborative effort to strengthen the arts; serve, advance, and lead in the maintenance of a diverse network of institutions, businesses, and individuals who work in the arts; maintain a directory of arts resources and organizations in the region.

They do this staying true to the vision of NCAN: to invigorate the arts community, enhance quality of life, and encourage prosperity in our region.  By using the power of collective impact, we are leveraging the creative community in the North County San Diego region to maximize support for the arts.

Current Steering Committee members represent the following organizations:

How you can be involved:

To see more details about the organizations that are working with NCAN, take a look at the Directory.

Our thanks go to the following for their past participation:

  • Daniel Foster, former director Oceanside Museum of Art  and part of the committee with Naomi Nussbaum, Jim Gilliam and Patricia Frischer who founded the North County Arts Network.  Their vision was based on the strength of a collective voice with an ultimate aim to form a San Diego County Arts Council funded at the county level.
  • Joann Johnson who helped us attain the first grants to finance NCAN.
  • Elizabeth Castilla whose networking ideas have carried us through the process of enabling intersections in the creative community.
  • Kait Matthews for supplying a meeting place  and hosting the website in the first years of NCAN.
  • Marilyn Huerta along with Jacque Kilpatrick, formerly of California State University San Marcos for tireless contributions of ideas.
  • Amelia Xann  non-profit consultant, Creative Launch Strategies for her initial visioning for the Arts and Economic Summit.