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!!

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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.

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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.


Theresa Yvonne appointed Executive Director of Performing Arts and Conference Center, Federal Way, WA

Mayor Jim Ferrell has announced the appointment of Theresa Yvonne as the Executive Director of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Conference Center in Federal Way, WA.  She has been as the manager of the 794-seat Lancaster Performing Arts Center in Southern California.


El Camino College appoints new director for the Center for the Arts

The Fine Arts division of EC announced that Rick Christophersen has been appointed as the new director of the Center for the Arts Tuesday Feb. 3.

The hiring of Christophersen comes almost five months after his predecessor, Bruce Spain, retired from the position. Spain worked for EC close to 14 years before retirement, having felt the time to move on.

Christophersen comes from Chapman College, having been the Director of Administrative Operations before coming to EC.

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