Investing in future artists and audiences
The Santa Barbara Bowl deeply values the performing arts and is dedicated to ensuring all students have access to arts education. The Bowl's Outreach program directly invests in youth performing arts opportunities in our community.
Through the Outreach initiatives, the Bowl provides instrument funding, grants opportunities, subsidized tickets and sponsorships so K-12 students in Santa Barbara County receive performing arts education and experiences.
Help support! Your donation makes performing arts accessible to ALL students in the classroom and the community.
The Santa Barbara Bowl believes in fostering the arts by investing in future audiences and future artists. $1 of every ticket sold goes directly to funding the Bowl's Outreach initiatives. Every time you see a show, you support arts education!
Instrument Supplies & Equipment
Community Tickets Subsidized
Bowl Subsidized Tickets
Flash Grants awarded
IN 2023, OUTREACH AWARDED OVER $467,000 TO 104 PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS!
"For some of these kids this will have been the only time in their lives they would experience classical music in this way. For others, it might be the first of many now that they know it’s there, it’s exciting, and it’s accessible. In either case the gift you’ve given us of sending our students, our chaperones, and me to this concert holds life changing value. Thank you."
- Garson Olivieri, Cabrillo High School Instrumental Music
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are really trying to add more arts teachers to our district and build our programs at the lower levels. As the recipient of your award this year [Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year], I feel a fire more than ever to advocate for more and use my platform this year to build more."
- Jennifer Peterson, Cabrillo High School Choir and Theatre
"Thank you so much, her [Josie Coburn] band and music program grows by leaps and bounds and we cannot keep up with the instrument needs she has. So I can't thank you and Santa Barbara Bowl enough!"
- Lee Ann Luongo, Orcutt Children's Art Foundation
"Our Nirvana mega-fan student was blown away by the Foo Fighters concert and getting to see both Butch Vig in Garbage and then Pat & Dave in Foo Fighters. Thank you for all you do. It changes lives!"
- Randall Sena, Certain Sparks Music
"Thanks so much! I'm so excited to begin working on this project and the funds you've provided will help us make it even more spectacular! What a gift the Bowl continues to be to arts organizations in our area!"
- Sarah Barthel, Lompoc High School Theatre and Choir