The Squire Foundation is a non-profit empowerment foundation, dedicated to civic and educational programs for artists, curators and all manner of creative people.
elevating the arts through
artist in residence & public art Programming
Via Maria Villa (the late Morris B Squire's estate) is nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California and houses the contemporary artworks from the late Morris B. Squire, (1923-2014). The Foundation serves as a full-time lending resource exhibiting and loaning the artwork and sculptural creations to interested educational institutions and other appropriate organizations to catalyze and advance the growth of contemporary art.
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There is nothing more important for Squire’s mission, that provides as much social benefit, to as many members of the community, as are our relationships between our nonprofit, for-profit, education and government partners. Through seeking long-term, multi-faceted, value-driven partnerships, we ensure that our core values are upheld and developed within a network of like-minded organizations.
Squire looks to align with partners in our community with an appropriate association that is intellectually, emotionally and practically compatible.
Abstract Art Collective
Arts for Humanity!
Claremont Graduate University Scholarship
Santa Barbara County Arts Commission
Sotheby's Institute of Art
The Léni Fund
Squire constantly seeks to develop wider associations with partners who share common short and long-term project-based goals and interests.
Pacific Pride Foundation
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN)
Santa Barbara Unified School District
The Arts Fund
Art, Design, & Architecture Museum at UCSB
Blue Sky Center
Boys & Girls Club
Ensemble Theater Company
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara
Music Academy of the West
Squire is committed to making resources available to organizations engaged in community projects we consider in line with our mission and with a clear focus and impact on local arts and culture.
North County Teen Arts Mentorship Program
Pianos on State
TedX Santa Barbara
The Shakespeare Globe Theatre
Art at the JCC
Art From Scrap Art Supplies
Art From Scrap Teaching Artists
California Poets in Schools
Discovery Museum Mural Project
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)