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

CP meeting at WAA

California Presenters holds its State Consortia meeting on Thursday, September 3 from 9:00-10:00am during the WAA conference in Vancouver. This meeting is for presenters only, both current CP members and those interested in learning more about CP.



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.


Wiley Hausam Named Artistic and Executive Director of Santa Monica's Eli and Edythe Broad Stage

SANTA MONICA, CA – August 18, 2015 – The Board of Directors for The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center today announced the appointment of veteran arts executive Wiley Hausam as the organization’s new Artistic and Executive Director. Hausam will assume his new role at The Broad Stage, which presents the best in classical and jazz music, opera recitals, theater, dance and children’s programming, on October 1.  He will be charged with leading the Santa Monica cultural institution in the next phase of its journey—including the opening of its newly expanded $23 million East Wing facilities on the SMC Performing Arts campus in early 2016—while building on its successful seven year legacy.


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.