California Presenters

  • UCSB The Granada Theatre
  • Soka Performing Arts Center, U of America
  • Broad Stage, Santa Monica
  • Art Power! at UC San Diego
  • SF Jazz
  • Artown, Reno
  • Center for Arts, Pepperdine U
  • Music Center Plaza
  • Mondavi Center, UC Davis
  • CSU Monterey Bay World Theater
  • OKGo at Stern Grove
  • Arcadia Performing Arts Center
  • La Mirada Theatre
  • Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
  • Carpenter Arts Center, CSU Long Beach
  • Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly
  • Muckenthaler Culteral Center, Fullerton
  • Ford Theatres, LA
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ceritos Center for the Performing Arts
  • Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
  • Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
  • Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
  • Chan Center for the Performing Arts
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Sunset Center, Carmel



The 2016 conference takes place June 1-3 in Irvine, CA

Schedule and registration will be posted in January.
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Making Meaningful Connections

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.

Listen to recording >>

Download the full report or infograph >>

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California Presenters is supported by:

NEA logoCAC logoWESTAF logoCAC License logoWilliam & Flora Hewlett Foundation Irvine logo

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.


Rachel Fine named Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Managing Director

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announced that Rachel Fine has stepped into the role of Managing Director replacing Tania Camargo who will leave to join Figura Media/Brazil Production Services, a documentary production company based in Los Angeles and Brazil. Fine has been serving as a Senior Consultant to The Wallis through the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a consultancy Camargo helped establish. This announcement follows the news of the company’s first Artistic Director Paul Crewes in September.


La Jolla Music Society names
 Kristin Lancino President & Artistic Director

The La Jolla Music Society has announced the appointment of Kristin Lancino  as their new President & Artistic Director effective October 15, 2015. Ms. Lancino brings a profound knowledge and insight from her three-decade career in the arts.

She has held senior positions at Carnegie Hall, including a decade as Director of Artistic Planning when she developed series for Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez and András Schiff, at IMG Artists as Executive Director and at G. Schirmer, Inc  as Vice-President. A sought-after consultant, Ms. Lancino worked with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as an advisor to 
David Finckel and Wu Han and on projects with the 92nd Street Y, Aaron Copland Fund, James Conlon and the Emerson String Quartet among many others.