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

2016 Annual Membership Conference

Registration is now open for the 2016 AMC conference taking place June 1-3 in Irvine, CA! Catch the Early Bird rates until March 31!

Conference overview >>

Conference schedule >>

Register here >>

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2016 Artist Spotlight applications now available!

California Presenters’ Artist Spotlight was launched in 2006 as the New Works Tour Support Program. The Artist Spotlight Program evolved into a "pitch session" over the last few years, and in 2015 the program transformed again.

In order to diversify the market and provide targeted opportunities for emerging artists to build substantive relationships with presenters, the Artist Spotlight Program is open ONLY to unrepresented or self-presenting artists.

Online application deadline is Monday, February 29 at 5pm PST

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All California Leadership Program - Mentorship Opportunity

California Presenters (CP) is pleased to accept applications for the All California Leadership Program. Through this program, we offer a year-long, intensive one-on-one mentorship program aimed to assist arts presenters of diverse levels of experience in developing skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the field. We 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.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2016-17 cohort of mentees.

Online application deadline is Friday, April 8 at 5pm PST

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IT’S NOT JUST FOR STUDENT INTERNS ANYMORE:  Developing a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy for the Millennial Audiences

As part of CP's on-going Professional Development offerings featuring leaders in our field in intimate discussions, California Presenters is holding a moderated Q&A session with Erik Gensler, Founder of Capacity Interactive, a premier digital marketing consulting firm which has worked with some of the country’s leading arts organizations including: New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Goodman Theatre on Wednesday, February 10th.

CP members are encouraged to join this discussion of how performing arts organizations can develop a successful digital marketing strategy to specifically target the next generation of ticket buyers. The conversation on how to attract (cultivate) a millennial audience is a constant discussion within our industry, but seldom are concrete approaches offered on how to tackle this very challenging initiative.

This Professional Development event is offered as part of CP’s ongoing efforts to provide insight into issues for performing arts presenters. This initiative is funded by the California Arts Council.

Register for the call >>

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California Presenters is supported by:

NEA logoCAC logoWESTAF logoCAC License logoWilliam & Flora Hewlett Foundation

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.