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

2015 Annual Membership Conference in San Jose

The schedule for 2015 Annual Membership Conference, being held May 27-29, 2015, has been posted and registration is now open!!

Conference details >>

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Changes to Artist Spotlight Program: Applications available now

First established in 2006 as the New Works Tour Support Program, the Artist Spotlight Program has evolved into a "pitch session" over the last few years, and now, in 2015, the program transforms again. In order to diversify the market and provide targeted opportunities for emerging artists to build substantive relationships with presenters, the 2015 Artist Spotlight Program application is open ONLY to unrepresented or self-presenting artists.

The deadline for submission of artist projects for the 2015 Artist Spotlight Program is Friday, February 2, 2015.

Guidelines and on-line application>>

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Mentorship Opportunities

California Presenters is pleased to offer two different opportunities for those seeking guidance from CP colleagues with many years of experience in the presenting field. Applications are now being accepted for both our Mentorship Program for staff members of current CP member organizations and for our new Next Gen All California Leadership Diversity Program, which seeks to develop the professional capacity of emerging leaders in the presenting field who are working in underserved communities and/or ethnically-specific presenting organizations that are not members of CP.

Both programs 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.

The deadline to apply for either program is Friday, April 10, 2015.

More information>>



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.


Three CA Centers Make National List

College Degree Search's list of the 25 Most Amazing Campus Arts Centers includes three in California-- including the #1 venue, The Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly. The Green Center at Sonoma State was # 3 and Soka Performing Arts Center was #8.

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Livermore Performing Arts Center names Executive Director

Following a nearly six-month nationwide search, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has named its next executive director.
Effective immediately, Scott Kenison, who was most recently chief operating officer for the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., has been brought on to lead the center, the organization announced last week.