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.


Music Center's head of programming is leaving for a post at USC

July 1, 2015- LA Times

Renae Williams Niles will step down as the Music Center’s vice president for programming at the end of July, the third department head at the financially pressed downtown performing arts center to exit in a little more than six months.

Williams Niles said Tuesday that she is leaving to become director of fundraising for USC’s fledgling Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.


COC Announces Hiring Of New Santa Clarita PAC Leader

Following a nationwide search and an extensive interview process, COC officials selected a candidate to serve as the new managing director of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees has hired longtime arts administrator Lindsay Gambini as the new PAC Managing Director, effective July 6.

Gambini arrives at the PAC with more than 25 years of experience as an arts administrator, with the majority of that time having been spent working in educational settings.