The schedule for 2015 Annual Membership Conference, being held May 27-29, 2015, has been posted and registration is now open!!
California Presenters is pleased to offer two different opportunities for those seeking guidance from CP colleagues with many years of experience in the presenting field. Applications are now being accepted for both our Mentorship Program for staff members of current CP member organizations and for our new Next Gen All California Leadership Diversity Program, which seeks to develop the professional capacity of emerging leaders in the presenting field who are working in underserved communities and/or ethnically-specific presenting organizations that are not members of CP.
Both programs will hand-pair promising emerging or established administrators with well-respected, senior CP members who have demonstrated a personal commitment to advancing the professional development of new leaders in the presenting field.
The deadline to apply for either program is Friday, April 10, 2015.
California Presenters held a phone seminar for CP members with Marcy Hinand, Principal for Helicon and author of their most recent groundbreaking report Making Meaningful Connections, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. She gave a guided tour of the report’s findings ----that organizations who successfully engage diverse participants have made an explicit, sustained and organization-wide commitment to change, regardless of whether special funding is available. This commitment manifests itself in ways that both cut across the entire organization, and are expressed in specific components of their work.
CP Members can access the recording via our Members Only page.
Founded in 1985, California Presenters is a statewide coalition committed to connecting, engaging and developing performing arts professionals from organizations of different sizes and structures; and advocating for important issues in the presenting field.
The Fine Arts division of EC announced that Rick Christophersen has been appointed as the new director of the Center for the Arts Tuesday Feb. 3.
The hiring of Christophersen comes almost five months after his predecessor, Bruce Spain, retired from the position. Spain worked for EC close to 14 years before retirement, having felt the time to move on.
Christophersen comes from Chapman College, having been the Director of Administrative Operations before coming to EC.
College Degree Search's list of the 25 Most Amazing Campus Arts Centers includes three in California, including the #1 venue, The Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly. The Green Center at Sonoma State was # 3 and Soka Performing Arts Center was #8.
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