The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA) is a community-supported arts center featuring the best in cinema, music, theater, contemporary art and more.

This broad spectrum of artistic offerings is made possible through the collaboration of several non-profits who make CCA their Santa Fe home, including:

  • CCA Cinema
  • Chatter
  • The Exodus Ensemble

CCA Cinema

The CCA Cinema curates exceptional, first-run independent and foreign films, as well as documentaries, featured on two screens. We also curate several monthly film series including:

  • Closer Looks, an examination of movie classics
  • Amplified, a series that showcases music films and documentaries.

The Cinema Gallery, adjacent to our Cinema and Studio, showcases Santa Fe artists, particularly emerging artists. The CCA Cinema also participates in Santa Fe film festivals, hosts films for other Santa Fe nonprofits, and shows movies to area school children throughout the year.


Every Saturday morning at CCA, Chatter presents a concert of contemporary chamber music at 10:30 am in the CCA Muñoz Waxman Gallery. The program includes 1 hour of music curated by Chatter Artistic staff, by a guest poet or writer. It’s the perfect way to begin your weekend. For more information on the weekly Chatter concerts at CCA Santa Fe (North), click here.

The Exodus Ensemble

Several days each week, The Exodus Ensemble presents contemporary, immersive theatre productions in the CCA Spector-Ripps Gallery. Exodus creates explosive, original adaptations of classics where live theatre, cinema and audience interaction collide and is led by Executive Director April Cleveland. Exodus Experiences are rated Theatre-MA and are appropriate for audiences 18+. Exodus includes a company of 13+ professional actors and we’re thrilled to have them based at CCA. For more information on current productions at CCA, click here.

Help Support CCA

CCA is funded solely through the generosity of its donors and the Santa Fe community. To Donate, click here.