Ian M Hassett Foundation











The latest program offered by the Foundation is funded through a generous grant from the Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County. 

We were able to offer free field trips to all four local, public high schools this year that included private docent tours of local museums in either Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo.  As well as tours of the art departments for local college/university campuses offering the opportunity for students to see what a career in the arts could look like. 

For many of those students, this trip was life changing!


What students had to say about the impact this field trip had and if it changed their opinion of the arts as a potential career :


"I feel I'm more likely to pursue a design class."


"Yes...it inspired me that while I'm at college and taking graphic design I'll start a side business selling and creating custom work...."


"This field trip made me appreciate the arts more....it made me more excited for my major"


"It made me appreciate the different types of art.  I can see myself pursuing my dreams of becoming a good artist."

Hear from local students about the museum portion of their recent trip to Santa Barbara