California Arts Council

State of California

California arts organizations receive funding to present free or discounted musical performances
Funding for one-time program available from the California Department of Justice and the California Arts Council from music-industry antitrust case settlement funds

Published: 10-15-2009

The California Arts Council and the California Attorney General's Office announced in October that 42 performing arts organizations throughout California received grant funding for music performances in 2009 and 2010 from a one-time music presenting program. Funding for the program was available as part of an antitrust settlement with major music-distribution companies and national retail chains. (See Attorney General's press release for more details.)

The one-time music-presenting funding will be presented to the following 42 organizations (of the over 160 that applied) for a total of $549,708.

American Philharmonic-Sonoma County (Sonoma County) for free classical music concerts at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa: $15,000

Arts Council of Kern (Kern County) to provide access and discounts to various (jazz, bluegrass, Celtic and Latin) musical performances: $15,000

Calaveras Arts (Calaveras County) for free concerts in public parks of classical, Latin and other styles of music: $15,000

California Autoharp Gathering (Fresno County) for free public performances at rural public schools: $15,000

Chinese Culture Center (San Francisco County) to support the Chinatown Music Festival and its free music performances of traditional, contemporary and experimental music: $15,000

CSU Chico University Public Events (Butte County) for free and discounted tickets for youth to attend mariachi performances: $15,000

CSU San Bernardino (San Bernardino County) for free admission and discounted tickets for brass chamber music performances: $2,600

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (Del Norte County) for discounted tickets to San Jose Taiko performances at the Crescent Elk Middle School in Crescent City: $8,000

EastSide Arts Alliance (Alameda County) for performances during an annual jazz-arts festival: $15,000

El Dorado Arts Council (El Dorado County) to offer free or discounted admission to high school students for the Coloma blues live performances: $15,000

First Night Monterey (Monterey County) for free Latin jazz and related musical performances in the city of Greenfield: $15,000

Golden Gate Opera (Marin County) for a free school performance and discounted tickets to attend Madame Butterfly at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium: $15,000

Gualala Arts (Mendocino County) for free performances of mariachi and folklorico dance: $4,400

Guitars in the Classroom (San Diego County) for free guitar performances in a variety of locations: $13,545

Hope University (Orange County) for discounted tickets for contemporary and experimental music featuring artists with developmental disabilities: $15,000

Ink People Center for the Arts (Humboldt County) for free performances in a variety of venues of theatrical and experimental music: $10,875

Inyo Council for the Arts (Inyo County) for free Latin music performances: $15,000

La Raza Galeria Posada (Sacramento County) for free and discounted admission to a popular Latin rock concert: $15,000

Lassen County Arts Council (Lassen County) for free and discounted performances in world, guitar, and Mexican swing music: $7,633

Los Cenzontles (Contra Costa County) for free and discounted access to Mexican, Latin, jazz and bluegrass performances: $15,000

Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles County) for free admission for sacred-music programs: $15,000

Marjorie Luke Theatre (Santa Barbara County) for free mariachi performances for school-age children: $15,000

Modesto Symphony Orchestra (Stanislaus County) for free symphony performances on Friday afternoons: $15,000

Mono Council for the Arts (Mono County) for discounted or free tickets to schools for Native American flute, blues and Latin performances: $15,000

Napa Valley Opera House (Napa County) for school performances by touring musicians: $15,000

Nevada County Composers Coalition (Nevada County) for free performances of new and contemporary music at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley: $6,950

Performance Riverside (Riverside County) for free and discounted tickets, as well as the underwriting of bus transportation for school groups to opera performances: $15,000

Plumas Arts (Plumas County) for discounted tickets to music performances and school Taiko drumming instruction: $15,000

Red Scarf Society (Siskiyou County) for free concerts of Western vocal music at the Siskiyou County Golden Fair: $9,605

San Luis Obispo Symphony (San Luis Obispo County) for discounted and free tickets for a Latin music concert: $15,000

Santa Clara University (Santa Clara County) for free performances by the Santa Clara University Chamber Singers in collaboration with the San Jose Symphonic Choir: $14,000

Santa Cruz County Symphony (Santa Cruz County) for free classical music performances for schools and discounted tickets to family performances: $15,000

Shasta County Arts Council (Shasta County) for free rock, Latin, Latin rock and blues concerts: $15,000

Solano Community Symphony (Solano County) for free public performances of family-friendly symphonic music, big band and musical theater: $15,000

State Theatre for the Arts (Tehama County) for discounted admission to music concerts: $4,600

Stockton Symphony (San Joaquin County) for free performances during Hispanic Heritage Month: $15,000

Ventura Music Festival (Ventura County) for free Latin music concerts for incarcerated youth: $15,000

Yolo County Arts Council (Yolo County) for discounted family tickets to blues, rock, and Scottish musical performances: $15,000

Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council (Yuba/Sutter Counties) for discounted performances of lyric opera: $11,000

Touring Program -- the following three organizations presented applications specifically to provide free or discounted musical performances in multiple locations as part of a touring program

Cultural Odyssey (San Francisco County) for the touring and free presentation of jazz in San Francisco and Northern California: $15,000

Hmong Cultural Heritage Center (Fresno County) for touring of free performances of traditional Hmong music in Merced, Modesto, Visalia and Tulare: $15,000

Siskiyou Arts Council (Siskiyou County) for a touring program of Taiko performances in rural Northern California counties: $6,500

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