Education Outreach Overview

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 invests in future artists and audiences by supporting performing arts education for youth through our Education Outreach initiative.

Education Outreach includes a broad array of programs, listed below, 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 Education Outreach. In 2016 our goal is to raise $300,000 in new gifts and pledges that will contribute to our ultimate vision: a $4 million Education Outreach Endowment that will provide permanent funding for performing arts education and advocacy in Santa Barbara County.

Our Programs

Photo Albums

Education Outreach
SPFR Education Outreach


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


January 18, 2017
Arts Funding Increase to Benefit SB County
December 29, 2016
Santa Barbara Symphony: Investing In Our Youth
December 13, 2016
Mike + Julie: Forever At SB Bowl