About Us

Who we are

Established in 1969 as a regional arts organization to promote the community’s cultural development, the Arts Council of Conejo Valley (ACCV) is a membership support agency that delivers and co-sponsors many cultural programs. Member services include marketing, workshops and lowered rent at Hillcrest Center for the Arts.

The ACCV has a history of successful partnerships in the community. It has joined forces and worked toward a common goal with three major partners – the City of Thousand Oaks, the Conejo Recreation and Park District and the Conejo Valley Unified School District.

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ACCV Activities

  • Promote ACCV through the web and social media.
  • Curate, exhibit, and host receptions for local artists in the Hillcrest Galleria. ACCV also partners with UBS in Westlake Village to host art exhibits and receptions.
  • Collaborates with Art Trek on the Conejo Cottontails public art project (conejopublicart.org).
  • Annually present the ACCV Legacy Scholarship Fund awards to Conejo Valley-area high school and college students.
  • Offers an Elementary band & string instrument instruction program through Conejo Valley Unified School District and Conejo Recreation and Park District.
ACCV's Central goal is to strengthen the cultural community of the Conejo Valley region.

Cooperative Programs

The ACCV presents the following programs cooperatively with the Conejo Valley Unified School District, and the Conejo Recreation & Park District:

  • Elementary Band & String Instrument Instruction Program: Since Prop. 13 contributed to elimination of the Elementary Music Programs, the ACCV has worked with CVUSD and CRPD to present band and string programs in the local Elementary schools. These programs begin in the 3rd grade for string instruments and 4th grade for band instruments. The program includes a financial aid system so all children can participate regardless of the ability to pay tuition. Today over 800 Elementary children participate in two annual semesters.

  • Elementary Chorus Program: ACCV has cooperatively presented an Elementary music program through CVUSD. This program also has a financial aid system to all children the opportunity to participate. Annually, 1,000 Elementary school children participate in two semesters of this program.

  • Young Artists Ensemble – Youth Theatre Program. This award-winning youth theatre company presents high quality family theatre plays and musicals performed by local youth aged 7 to 19. Each year three Family Theatre Plays or Musicals are presented, along with an annual Teen Summer Musical, and three programs called the Hillcrest Players Program for children aged 7-14. Annually over 250 young performers are given an opportunity to perform for over 5,000 local audience members.

The following program is presented in cooperation with the Conejo Recreation & Park District:

  • Summer Concerts in the Park Series: Along with CRPD, the ACCV assists in funding a five-concert series featuring well-known popular musical entertainment.

  • Everything from Beatle Tribute Groups to Symphony Pops are presented free of admission in the natural amphitheatre at Conejo Community Park. Annually over 15,000 Conejo Valley Residents attend this series.

  • ACCV Member Organization Activities at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts: The ACCV helps their member organizations present classes, events, and performances at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts by providing low cost liability insurance and by working with CRPD to provide a 50% discount on room rental. Activities include dance classes, visual art classes and exhibits, and community theatre performances.

Arts Organizations

Use of the Hillcrest Center for the Arts at the member rate, publicize your events and activities and you will have a unique opportunity to present your events to the community on the ConejoArts website and Facebook.

Businesses or Community Organizations

Your organization will receive VIP invitations to special openings and special events.

Families or Individuals

Become a patron and support the arts in your community!