Outreach Overview

On September 9, Kingdom Choir, the award-winning gospel group from London, gave a musical lesson for 2,500 students from across Santa Barbara County some of whom travelled all the way from Santa Maria.  Check out more photos!

The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation is a respected funder and partner in performing arts education for the greater Santa Barbara area. One of the most important parts of our mission is to ensure that everyone has access to music — whether by playing or by listening. In addition to hosting concerts, the Bowl supports important performing arts programs for youth through our Outreach programs.

Outreach includes a broad array of programs, listed below, and annual grant cycles to local programs (latest group of recipients) that provide critical resources for expanding youth access to performing arts, including symposiums, arts advocacy, mentorship, and needs-based financial support for arts education programs.

We offer a range of opportunities for donors to support Outreach including investing in community programs and partnerships, investing in the Outreach Sustainer Fund to insure the longevity of this impactful program, or investing in the Bowl's future audiences and artists through the Community Ticket Subsidy and Instrument Fund.

Our Programs

Photo Albums

Ziggy Marley Boys Girls Club
2015 - Pianos on State
2014 - Pianos on State
2013 - Pianos on State
2009 - Kids At the Bowl: Yamato Drummers of Japan


June 06, 1958
Do Something About the Bowl
August 02, 1936
New Bowl Is Dream Coming True for SB


December 03, 2019
Dayramir Gonzalez Vicet
September 13, 2019
The Kingdom Choir soulfully performs for the local kids!
August 22, 2019
Fall Grants now accepting LOI’s!