Investing in future artists and audiences.
Important Update to Our Outreach Community:
The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation understands that the impact of COVID-19 is challenging for everyone. Please know that you are all on our minds and in our hearts during these times.
As Bowl leadership actively searches for an optimal course of actions that best serve our organization, our program partners, and our community, all Outreach funding is temporarily paused. Updates will be communicated as soon as they are available.
For other information regarding how the Bowl is taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit https://sbbowl.com/covid19.
May you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. We appreciate your understanding and can’t wait to pick up the 2020 Concert Season with you as soon as possible.
Kai Tepper, Outreach Program Manager, [email protected]
Insuring all SB County students receive performing arts experiences and education.
Bowl Outreach provides essential support and resources to performing arts programs for K-12 youth in-school, out-of-school, during school and after school.
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Annual cycles in the Spring and Fall provide critical funding to a variety of performing arts programs from music, to dance, to drama, to spoken word and more.
Over $1.6 million in funding has been provided between the years of 2014 - 2018.
Repairing and replacing instruments and insuring that all students have the opportunity to learn to play.
Over 2,000 instruments have been donated or repaired for schools and programs since 2015.
Underwriting the cost of concert tickets for under-served youth and insuring access to the arts for all.
Over 2,250 tickets subsidized for Bowl concerts since 2016.
Inspiring the next generation of artists and audiences by bringing thousands of school-age children to the Bowl to experience culturally relevant performances like Taiko Drummers of Japan, Kingdom Choir, Las Cafeteras, and more.
Over 5,000 local students attended two separate events in 2019.
In partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Bowl Arts Subsidy Fund was established in 2011 to increase access to the arts for rural and underserved communities countywide.
$.50 per ticket supports this fund up to $50,000 per year.
An interactive musical experience encouraging people of all ages and skill levels to sit down and play or listen along. Each year, pianos are available up and down State Street for musical exploration, impromptu play, and group performances.
Local professional artists transform each piano into a unique piece of art.
Over 10 years of Pianos on State!