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 now open for the 2016 AMC conference June 1-3 in Irvine, CA.

Conference overview >>            Conference schedule >>

Register here >>                         Lodging and travel info >>

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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

Learn more >>

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Developing a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy for the Millennial Audiences

On February 10, California Presenters held 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. It was an excellent discussion of how performing arts organizations can develop a successful digital marketing strategy to specifically target the next generation of ticket buyers.

Members may access the recording of the session on the Members Only page >>

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NEW Interactive Tour Routing Map

Thanks to David Palmer, the general manager at SOKA Performing Arts Center, there is now an interactive tour routing map showing the locations of the presenting venues in California and surrounding states! Useful to agents, artists and presenters alike, the map can be accessed here. CP thanks David for his initiative and great work!

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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.


Announcing a Return to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

The Board and staff of the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation are excited to announce a new 10-year naming sponsorship agreement with Lytton Rancheria / Lytton Band of Pomo Indians. The Lytton Tribe is using their generous sponsorship to gift back to the community our original name, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, following the conclusion of a 10-year naming sponsorship with Wells Fargo. The return to the “LBC” will be effective March 12, 2016.


Trigger Warnings About Artistic Content at US Colleges

Michele Roberge, Executive Director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSU Long Beach, CP board member writes about the controversy created by an autobiographical comedy about the prejudice faced by three young actors, one African American, one Asian American, and one Latino American.