This year’s event will be held at Santa Barbara City College in the Fe Be Bland Forum from 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Learn all about ACDC and reserve your space at

Shirin Rajeea, KEYT3 newscaster, will emcee the event. Speakers will include Starshine Roshell -literature, Paul Wellman-photojournalism, Cecilia Martini Muth-graphic design, and Samuel McKaig-film and sport stunts. David Debin-film and theater, will be the keynote speaker. Ann Dusenberry-acting, Elyse Gonzales-museums, Christopher Pilafian-dance, Rick Mokler-theater, Pat Frank-theater design, and Brad Fiedel, music will be among the featured roundtable leaders. Conference attendees will learn firsthand what it takes to earn a living as a professional artist, and will leave assured that our Santa Barbara artists are available to help, guide and mentor them, and are just a phone call away.

Art Without Limits is ACDC’s lead agency in collaboration with other arts groups, including SB City College, SB County Arts Commission, SB County Bowl, Notes for Notes, SB Partners in Education, Rod Lathim, Dug Uyesaka, Carey Hobart, Music and Arts Conservatory and the Visual Arts and Design Academy at SB High School. The 2013 conference venue is sponsored by the Theatre Department at City College.

Each year we ask attendees what worked, what didn’t, and what they want for next year. The first year we had five roundtable groups in one session time. Last year we had 12 roundtable groups in two sessions. Each year they ask for more! The 2013 conference will offer 15-18 roundtable choices in three sessions. They asked for it! We listened. We expect more than 100 attendees at this year’s event.

Among the topics for this year’s roundtable discussion groups are theater, dance, theater technology (makeup, set design, lighting and sound), film, TV production, literature (poetry, prose, and journalism), costume, fashion, and fabric design. art galleries and museums, visual arts, architecture, sculpture, assemblage, painting, graphic arts and web design, photojournalism, fashion and portrait photography.

Teen artists may send their visual work to be selected for the next years logo by January 15, 2014.

Art Without Limits is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates intensive, long-term, one-on-one mentorships for aspiring Santa Barbara County artists by pairing them with professional artists and business experts to help them succeed in their chosen art form. We encourage and support emerging arts organizations by acting as their fiscal sponsor until they acquire their own not-for-profit certification.


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