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Anaheim Ballet

Anaheim Ballet's mission is to enlighten and entertain audiences with classically rooted programming and contemporary presentation. Anaheim Ballet provides quality performances to audiences of balletomanes as well as novice ballet-goers and acts as a haven to talented Southern California artists and as a magnet to international talents.  Anaheim Ballet's Educational Outreach and Scholarship STEP-UP! program is committed to the promotion of classical ballet and providing its numerous benefits to those otherwise not able to receive them. Anaheim Ballet has three distinct arms to implement and fulfill its mission: A professional performing company, a training school for career-track and recreational training, and an educational outreach program for the underprivileged. 
 
Activities of the performing company: Performances with the Philharmonic Society of OC and the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts; Seasonal concerts including Mixed Repertory, the Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc.; Fall School Bus-In concerts for the Anaheim City School District; Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Arts Teach assemblies for public schools.
 
Activities of the training school: Daily career-track training (alumni are currently dancing at the Oregon Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Austin Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Anaheim Ballet and Disneyland); Daily recreational training; Master classes with teachers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and more; Student performances at festivals and special events; Four week summer intensive training program with end of session performance; annual Spring Concert open to the public
 
Activities of the community outreach program STEP-UP!: Daily free classes; Participation in the annual Spring Concert and Summer Intensive Program; Participation in Anaheim Ballet productions via audition process; Participation in Master Classes

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ARAB AMERICAN CIVIC COUNCIL

The Arab American Civic Council is a community-based organization that strives to advance the Arab American community by encouraging their civic participation through community organizing, advocacy, public policy, leadership development, cultural outreach, and cultivating partnerships with other communities.

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Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc.

The mission of Art & Creativity for Healing is to support emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress.

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Arts & Learning Conservatory

A&L is a non-profit organization that makes classes, camps,and performances in band, orchestra, dance, voice and theater accessible to local schools and children, regardless of race, income or experience. With funding for performing arts being drastically cut, parents and schools need alternative resources that support children’s creative and social development. A&L offers expert level teachers, diverse performing arts programs and a new centrally located theatre - all conspiring to make music and theater an important part of a child’s development. As a result, students develop a love of the arts, build self-confidence, and develops articulate public speaking and more. The focused development of these skills is the cornerstone of the education we offer that sets up our students for success in life.

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Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County, California.

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Bixby Educational Events, Inc.

The mission of Bixby Educational Events, Inc. is to provide the necessary experiences that students will need to be prepared for the workforce. We believe that incorporating the steady practice of the Arts is essential to developing transferable skills as well as encouraging innovation in every student. Our vision is that students will graduate knowing who they are, what skills they have to offer, and discovering their path for future career success. This will prepare them to make significant contributions to the creative industry as well as the national economy.

Our programs are designed and brokered to provide the experiences a student needs to gain in deep learning for academic excellence and vocational success. 

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Boys and Girls Club of Stanton

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanton is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Broadway On Tour

To teach children acting, singing and the theater arts, and to bring the live theater experience to families in our community.

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California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance Inc

1. Protect and preserve cultural resources such as resource areas, sacred areas, historical sites, archaeological sites, burial sites, and American Indian traditional knowledge
2. Compile lists of archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources that are threatened, preserved, or destroyed
3. Provide peer review and preservation consultation services
4. Nominate significant archaeological sites or other appropriate cultural resources to the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Properties
5. Access available funding for the preservation of cultural resources
6. Promote public education and interest in cultural resource preservation
7. Provide cultural resource preservation input to appropriate State, Federal and local agencies
8. Establish and promote communication networks for cultural resource preservation
9. Promote stewardship programs for cultural resource sites
10. Establish and promote forums for discussion of cultural resource preservation
11. Consider appropriate actions to defend and protect significant cultural resources
12. Educate the public regarding the history and cultural traditions of the Juaneno/Acjachemen, the First People of Orange County 

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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

The mission of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is to provide programs for all ages in arts, music, history, horticulture, and literature. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and the historic home of the founder of San Clemente, Casa Romantica represents the epicenter of arts and culture for our community.

Each year, we strive to expand our free and low-cost programs, engaging more and more of our citizens in all the benefits that arts and culture participation has to offer.We aim to foster an interdisciplinary cultural education for our guests and raise awareness of the surrounding San Clemente coastal environment by fusing the arts with such areas as oceanography, ecology, and sustainability. At the heart of Casa Romantica's mission is youth performing and visual arts training. Casa Romantica offers music and dance academies free of charge to elementary and middle school students to provide an affordable alternative to students who express interest in the arts, yet may not participate in school programs due to budget cuts. In six short years, Casa Romantica has expanded from offering 12 programs annually to offering nearly 100 programs annually.

Casa Romantica is the only center of its kind in south Orange County, and fulfills important community responsibilities, such as providing unique hands-on programs for our school children, and for people of all ages.

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Chamber Music OC

Chamber Music | OC has emerged as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. One of Chamber Music | OC’s primary objectives is to provide residents of the greater Southern California area with world-class chamber music performances presented by rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Performances feature different configurations of Trio Céleste collaborating with some of the most inspiring and influential musicians of our time – performers with unparalleled concert careers, recipients of top prizes at major national and international competitions, and Grammy Award-winning recording artists. Chamber Music | OC provides the highest level of artistic and professional guidance to young musicians living in the Orange County area through a variety of interactive opportunities with faculty members from some of the world’s most celebrated musical institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University. Chamber Music | OC will also feature special collaborative projects integrating resident and guest artists with talented young musicians as part of the distinguished CMOC Young Artist Program. Using music as a means of connecting with diverse populations drives Chamber Music | OC’s commitment to community service. Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through unique outreach projects in partnership with and tailored to the needs of local community organizations.

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Chance Theater

We believe that theater is like a gym for empathy. It’s where we can go to build up the muscles of compassion, to practice listening, understanding and engaging with people that are not just like ourselves. Our mission is to utilize the power of live theater to contribute to a more compassionate, connected, and creative community. We support this mission by providing socially-conscious, intimate theater experiences, generating dialogue between our diverse communities, empowering young minds, and nurturing local artists.

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Child Creativity Lab, Inc.

The Child Creativity Lab's mission is to foster the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, and leaders through hands-on creativity-enhancing exploration. Today’s children become tomorrow’s visionaries.


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Choral Arts Initiative

Our Mission

The Choral Arts Initiative works in partnership with composers and the community to illuminate emerging choral music through vocal collaboration and performance, and to inspire musical creativity through unique outreach and education programs.

 

Our Vision

The Choral Arts Initiative will foster and promote both emerging and established repertoire through composer-ensemble collaboration, performance, and community partnership. Choral Arts Initiative will also provide unique arts education programs to inspire and empower the next generation of music contributors and consumers.

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CHUCK JONES CENTER FOR CREATIVITY

Our vision is a world where creativity is known and experienced in every discipline including science, technology, math, engineering and the arts. Our mission is to inspire creativity via the unique philosophies and creative genius of legendary animator and founder, Chuck Jones. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a “gymnasium for the brain” that fosters creative thinking, the thinking behind problem solving, through creativity exercises. Creativity is like a muscle in your brain that needs exercise. The stronger it is, the better it works. But creativity is waning … the brain is not being sufficiently exercised. Creative activities at the Center address this gap. Creativity means a brighter future for youth. Creativity helps people find jobs – businesses of all sizes are seeking employees with the ability to think creatively. Unfortunately, California schools continue to eliminate funding for arts education. Children don’t have the chance to develop creative abilities, impacting their ability to reach their full potential after graduation. The arts promote healthy aging. Evidence demonstrates that creative exercises improve the brain health of older people; reducing the advancement of dementia and helping seniors live independently. Creative activities benefit children on the autism spectrum. Our programs facilitate connections with others, use visual art as a form of non-verbal communication and increase tolerance to stimuli.


 

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Creative Identity

To improve the quality of life and societal perceptions of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing therapeutic and educational interventions that cultivate our clients’ personal and social responsibilities, pre-vocational skills, independence, and creative potentials through meaningful participation in music and expressive arts, and by presentation of their talents through community concerts and art exhibitions.

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CREATIVE KIDS PLAYHOUSE CHILDRENS THEATRE OF ORANGE COUNTY

Creative Kids Playhouse Children's Theatre of Orange County is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to offering opportunities for children to experience the joy and fun of performing in a musical,  and opportunities for the community to experience entertaining children's theater performances. Our excellent instructors are professionals in drama, dance and voice, intent on creating a fun, nurturing environment where kids can flourish.


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Crystal Cove Conservancy

Crystal Cove Conservancy is the nonprofit public benefit partner to Crystal Cove State Park focusing on preservation, education, and conservation initiatives that will cultivate our planet’s next generation of environmental stewards ensuring that Crystal Cove, and places like it, live on for generations.

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Discovery Arts

Discovery Arts provides the healing power of the arts to children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses while they are hospitalized for treatment. Our programs, called Arts Adventures, are fun, creative, interactive explorations of music, art, dance and drama that strengthen the emotional health of critically ill children and positively impact their treatment and recovery. By addressing children’s emotional needs, our programs also provide essential, welcome support to both the medical community and the children’s families.

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Discovery Cube

The mission of Discovery Cube is to inspire and educate young minds through engaging science based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve.

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Eighteen Eighty Eight (1888)

Our goal as a nonprofit organization is to provide our diverse neighborhoods with curated content and lifelong learning programs that are educational and entertaining.

 

Through storytelling, we synergize the creative efforts of individuals to provide essential tools for cultural and civic enrichment—empathy, opportunity, and a collaborative network.

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El Centro Cultural de Mexico

El Centro Cultural de Mexico is an alternative space in Santa Ana where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents and develop a sense of leadership in their community. By engaging Orange County residents and communities through community outreach efforts, it supports inter and intra-cultural interaction and dialogue among Orange County's residents by creating a variety of programs which enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Through educational programming, which includes workshops in dance, music, art, and literacy, it promotes understanding and appreciation of the contributions of the many cultures in our region by sharing knowledge of Mexico's rich cultural, and educational, and social legacy.

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EL TORO HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND PAGEANTRY BOOSTERS

Our mission is to develop a passion for music in high school students and to make music education available to all students regardless of previous experience or financial situation. Music should be an integral part of the school curriculum because it furthers the educational and social values of a quality education.

The study of music increases the quality of life in young people and enhances the study of other academic subjects.   We also believe this makes students happier, respectful members of society.

 

Our goal is to:

1. develop appreciation of music for a lifetime.

2. develop the ability to work as part of a team.

3. learn self-discipline and responsibility.

4. broaden cultural horizons

5. learn of music career and high education opportunities

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Festival Ballet Theatre

Festival Ballet Theatre's mission is to enrich Orange County, California's artistic and economic vitality, to inspire love and appreciation for dance, and to invigorate ballet through exhilarating performances, a nurturing environment for dancers and choreographers, and stimulating educational outreach programs for children and adults. Festival Ballet Theatre achieves its mission through the following objectives:
  • Present exhilarating, professional quality contemporary and classical performances of the finest Vaganova ballet technique.
  • Preserve and pass on to future generations historic fairy-tale classical ballets.
  • Invigorate ballet by sponsoring, creating, and presenting new contemporary works.
  • Provide a nurturing and intensive artistic home base and performance opportunities to some of Southern California’s most talented dancers and choreographers.
  • Facilitate collaboration and nurturing relationships between these artists and international professional artists and organizations.
  • Provide access to quality ballet productions at affordable prices.
  • Target and reach out to diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Through its arts education outreach programs, introduce artistically underserved children and adults to ballet and increase their developmental growth and creativity.

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Friends of Jazz, Inc.

The mission of Friends of Jazz, Inc. is to assure the continued growth and development of jazz performance, appreciation, and education. Our motto is, "Keeping music in the schools."
 
Our goal is to encourage the enjoyment of this very American art form by assisting children with their musical education and experiences because we believe that music has the unique ability to stimulate young minds.

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Friends of the Childrens Museum at La Habra, Inc.

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundrasing efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

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Harborlites Chorus

Harborlites' mission is to be an exciting award-winning chorus performing four-part harmony, barbershop style. We are committed to the highest standards of musical excellence, education, personal growth and the magic we create in every captivating performance.      

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Helping Others Prepare for Eternity

The mission of H.O.P.E. is to provide a myriad of support services to abandoned or abused women and children from disadvantaged families. H.O.P.E. offers a one-stop Safety Net, with a point of entry for emergency food, clothing, and other essential basic needs.

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Heritage Museum of Orange County

The Heritage Museum of Orange County is a cultural and natural history center dedicated to preserving, promoting, and restoring the heritage of Orange County and the surrounding region through quality hands-on educational programs for students and visitors of all ages.

 

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Hope Center for the Arts

Through the arts, we transform the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Huntington Beach Municipal Art Center Foundation

The Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC) is a community arts and cultural center. Since opening its doors in 1995, HBAC has become the primary center for art and culture in Huntington Beach, while serving the entire Southern California region. HBAC presents the works of artists producing in all mediums. Through exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, lectures, and educational programming, HBAC serves to advance public awareness and understanding of cultural, historic, and contemporary perspectives. HBAC creates opportunities for local, regional, and national artists, and the community, to share in a climate of experimentation, education, and experience.

HBAC is a hybrid organization owned and operated by the City of Huntington Beach, Community Services Department and supported by the Huntington Beach Municipal Art Center Foundation, our non-profit 501(c)3 charitable partner. Founded in 1989, the HBAC Foundation was created to fundraise for HBAC construction and program endowment. The Foundation continues to raise funds on our behalf, and acts as a passthrough account under which name we apply for grants. It has, at present, successfully raised over $2 million for HBAC's renovation, programs, and operations.

HBAC acts pursuant to a spirit of inclusion. We strive to advance the benefits of the arts and of community engagement to persons of all ages from our community and beyond. In an effort to provide access to the arts for all, HBAC offers all of its exhibition programming and corresponding special events at no cost to the public. Classes are offered at nominal price with further discounts available through Art Center memberships. HBAC also runs programs to introduce even the youngest members of our community to the enriching nature of the arts, and a number of scholarships are available for our annual Summer Art Camp so that all children—especially those from our most underserved neighborhoods—have the chance to participate.

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Imagination Now, Inc.

The mission of Imagination Now is to ignite creative genius today to fuel our brilliant tomorrows. We are committed to enhance and expand the use of imagination with interactive programs, advocacy, and resource information that encourage daily practice of creative thinking for children and their families as well as adults in professional settings. 

 
The intention of Imagination Now is to brand Orange County as a place of imagination, creativity and innovation, following in the footsteps of Walt Disney.  
 
The core concept is: Imagination plus knowledge equals creative ideas for success.  
 
Values and beliefs of Imagination Now are:
 
*  Provide engaging, interactive educational experiences. 
*  Offer unique opportunities to experience hands-on learning. 
*  Create high value for low-cost investment.   
*  Be an example of imagination in action.
*  Empower participants to believe beyond what they can imagine. 
*  Promote advocacy and resource information. 

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Irvine Barclay Theatre Operating Co.

Artistic vision combines with educational and civic values to drive Irvine Barclay Theatre’s (IBT) mission, which is: “To broaden the scope, availability and appreciation of the arts in Orange County by being a leading cultural presenter of diverse and exceptional artists, and by providing a state-of-the-art venue for community cultural organizations and university programs.” To accomplish this, the Barclay (1) presents and commissions top quality artists from around the world in artistic and educational programming that is rare in the region, and creates and sustains signature programs, such as its Contemporary Dance Series, Hawaiian Music Masters Series, National Theatre Live and the New World Flamenco Festival; (2) provides an affordable first-class venue to community and university artists and to a wide range of cultural organizations, ranging from storefront operations to the Wooden Floor and Philharmonic Society of Orange County; and (3) welcomes the public into a space distinguished for its human scale (750 seats) and excellent production values for world class performances at neighborhood prices.

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JUXTAPOSITION DANCE THEATRE CORPORATION

At JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre we aim to make dances that create contrast within concepts, music, and movement.  The choreography that most interests us is that which pushes limits, derives inspiration from unlikely places, and blooms from confined spaces.  Our dances thrive in the bodies of the unexpected dancer and strive to depict both the joy and the pain in humanity.

As an emerging contemporary modern dance company, Juxtaposition Dance Theatre seeks to contribute to the vitality and enrichment of the artistic community in Orange County by:

·         creating intellectual, accessible, relatable, and aesthetically beautiful dances that resonate with the audience;

·         engaging the community by creating work that instills social awareness in the viewer and empassions the dancer;

·         breaking the barriers of traditional stereotypes in dance by creating performance and training opportunities for dancers of various backgrounds, abilities, shapes and sizes;

·         developing exciting, highly physical and dynamic choreography that pushes contrasting elements into our consciousness;

·         bringing dance performance and dance education to underprivileged and underserved areas of our community;

·         and seeking to contribute to the Orange County dance landscape by supporting the work of our fellow dance companies and artists.

 

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KidSingers

To empower at-risk youth to gain singing artistry, self-esteem, college scholarships, and a sense of community accomplishment through musical education and performance opportunities.

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Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum is the museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit works of art that were created by California artists or that represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection installations, special exhibitions, educational programming, and library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and enjoyment of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art historical scholarship in the field.

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Laguna Beach Live

Laguna Beach Live! strives to increase the awareness of and participation in diverse musical experiences, enhancing the reputation of Laguna Beach as a music town. To this end, we present high quality live musical performances that are accessible…affordable, intimate and in our community. Education for our kids is a high priority.

Our goal is to continually increase the quality and number of professional live performances in the city throughout the year, especially in the non-summer months, and to offer educational programs to promote the appreciation of music for the enjoyment and education of residents, especially students. We believe increased cultural activities will enrich the lives of all who attend these events and have a positive economic impact on the city.

 

 

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Laguna Dance Festival

To support and promote the development of dance creation, presentation and education and to increase public appreciation of the art form in Orange County and beyond.
 
For over a decade Laguna Dance Festival has presented world-class dance in intimate theaters such as the Laguna Playhouse.  The Festival generally takes place in September, bringing national and internationally recognized dance companies to perform. Lead by Jodie Gates, Founder and Artistic Director, the Festival has grown to establish a year-round presence by providing free community performances at local art galleries and the Laguna Art Museum during selected First Thursdays Art Walks, Festival of Arts summer series and other activities such as Dance on film. A series of Master Classes taught by renowned teachers and choreographed are offered throughout the year for advanced students aged 12 and older. In 2016 a Laguna Dance Festival Scholarship fund was established to help young artists achieve their goals in a competitive and often costly pursuit. 
Laguna Dance Festival has been the recipient of numerous local awards for its innovative and provocative programming as well as recognized nationally in such papers as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. 
 
 

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Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) builds upon and promotes the renowned landscape painting heritage of Laguna Beach. LPAPA serves its members regionally, nationally and internationally through events, programs and education.

LPAPA enhances the visibility and livelihoods of its artist members through the prestigious Plein Air  Painting Invitational, and other year round gallery and exhibition opportunities and programs. LPAPA provides professional development and business management education for its members (serving professional artists, emerging artists and art students). LPAPA enhances its mission through alliances with complementary arts organizations and provides mentoring and scholarships to emerging artists, as well as its youth education programs dedicated to inspiring the next generation of artists.

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LYRIC OPERA OF ORANGE COUNTY

There is no instrument more capable of nuanced communication than the human voice. Its versatility can unite mankind and allows us to make unique connections with one another. Some scientists, linguists, and archaeologists even believe that the concept of language evolved from the singing, or melodic sounds of our distant ancestors. No matter the era or mother tongue, music moves people and provides a way to experience humanity’s greatest joys and trials. Our mission is to create and share intimate musical experiences that honor the operatic repertoire, while keeping the stories meaningful for a modern audience. We champion local performers and artists, fostering their unique abilities and showcasing their talents in the community.


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There is no instrument more capable of nuanced communication than the human voice. Its versatility can unite mankind and allows us to make unique connections with one another. Some scientists, linguists, and archaeologists even believe that the concept of language evolved from the singing, or melodic sounds of our distant ancestors. No matter the era or mother tongue, music moves people and provides a way to experience humanity’s greatest joys and trials. Our mission is to create and share intimate musical experiences that honor the operatic repertoire, while keeping the stories meaningful for a modern audience. We champion local performers and artists, fostering their unique abilities and showcasing their talents in the community.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano Foundation

As Orange County’s most historic site, Mission San Juan Capistrano strives to:

Serve as a resource to the community by providing a living and learning environment that promotes and nurtures an appreciation for early California history while providing a place of respite, renewal, and celebration resulting in lifelong memories for its visitors.

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation

Our mission is to use our historic property and stunning grounds, as a home base for experiences that stimulate creativity and imagination. Our aim is to bring the arts to every inch of our region that has the need and the desire for it. 

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Muzeo Foundation

The MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center's mission is to engage the community by exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming. MUZEO's goals are to dynamically engage the community, expand our reach to new audiences and break down barriers to access of culture and the arts.

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OASIS Center International

OASIS Center International is a nonprofit organization, established in 2012. OASIS is a community development organization, working in partnership with both public and private entities to bring the arts back into the lives of our youth, with an emphasis on under-resourced youth in low-to-moderate income communities. Our vision is to inspire a generation of youth to fulfill the highest level of life achievement possible through discovery and development of their inherent creative gifts.

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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is a California 501c(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts.

Since it's inception in 1980, It provides emerging and established member and guest artists a forum to explore and develop ideas in contemporary art in an atmosphere that promotes experimentation and risk-taking, but without the specter of censorship.

In addition, OCCCA develops and actively participates in public educational, outreach and community art services.

Located in the heart of Santa Ana's Artist Village, OCCCA presents a variety of programs: films, forums, concerts, workshops, classes and first Saturday artist receptions.

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Orange County Educational Arts Academy

The mission of the OCEAA community is to nurture all learners to become creative, critical thinkers by providing high quality standards-based instruction through the arts, technology, language and culture.

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Orange County School of the Arts Foundation

 

We provide an unparalleled arts and academic education in a creative, challenging and nurturing environment to a diverse group of students who are passionate about the arts, preparing them to reach their highest potential.

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ORANGE COUNTY SYMPHONY

The mission of the Orange County Symphony (OCS) is to enhance cultural awareness through live orchestral performances made affordable to the community and to provide an experience for children and parents, many of whom might not have the opportunity, to enjoy live classical music performances. OCS is also dedicated to music education through published program notes in the concert program book and on the web site and pre-concert lectures offering insights on the lives and expectations of individual composers relevant to concert program content. 
We place special emphasis on elementary school age students, inviting them and their entire family to attend scheduled OCS concerts as our guests free of charge. 

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Orange County Women's Chorus

The Orange County Women's Chorus creates and performs outstanding choral literature, engages and enriches our audiences, and celebrates women in music.

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Pacific Chorale

We inspire our community through artistry and innovation in choral music performances and education programs.

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Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony’s mission is to inspire, engage and serve Orange County through exceptional music performances, and education and community engagement. Its vision is to lead a renaissance in the appreciation, accessibility and impact of classical music in the region through creativity, responsiveness and innovation. 

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PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal’s mission is to foster a love of learning, culture, and community using the power of public media.

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Performing Students Competition Team Inc.

The Performing Students Competition Team Incorporated non-profit was created to raise money to fund scholarships for disadvantaged or special needs students who would otherwise not be able to have the privilege to dance.

 

The non-profit is affiliated with the Costa Mesa based dance studio, Dancers In Motion.  Dancers In Motion is located at 2750 Harbor Blvd, suite B-01, Costa Mesa, CA  92626 where weekly dance classes are offered as well as fantastic summer programs.

 

Scholarships are awarded based on need and are reviewed by the Board of Directors as they are received.  Scholarships can be used to cover the cost of lessons, costumes, shoes, and accessories.  

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Philharmonic Society of Orange County

The mission of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County is to foster an appreciation for music by presenting national and international performances of the highest quality, while also providing dynamic and innovative music education programs for individuals of all ages.

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Pretend City, The Children's Museum of Orange County

Pretend City Builds Better Brains!

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Reaching Youth Through Music Opportunities

"To equip, educate and empower youth through music, technology and the arts."

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Ryman Arts

Since 1990, Ryman Arts has empowered young artists through high quality studio instruction, college and career guidance, and support services. Ryman Arts has cultivated the talent and promise of over 27,000 youth, who would otherwise not have access to advanced art education, through its core program and outreach efforts.

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Saddleback Concert Chorale

"The Master Chorale of  Saddleback Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing a valuable cultural service to Orange County in the presentation of choral masterworks, and to the encouragement of the musical performing arts in general. In addition, we strive to offer our performers, and members of the audience, the opportunity to participate in professional level choral masterpieces, and to provide a networking group for music professionals and semi-professionals to enhance and broaden their musical careers."

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San Clemente Community Theatre

The Cabrillo Playhouse engages in cultural arts for residents and visitors, of San Clemente, and surrounding communities, and promotes the development of theatre arts and skills.  The corporation shall produce and stage plays, musicals, children's theatre and assorted artistic talent (magicians, comedians, flamenco dancers, combos, singing groups) and present them to the general public.

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SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits

   Seeds Fine Art Exhibits’ mission is to serve our neighbors by transforming galleries into sacred spaces.

   We do this by unearthing the finest unsung contemporary artists of our time and compellingly presenting a visual narrative that addresses core issues concerning all humanity.

   Our exhibits always have a central theme, which invites contemplation of “that something other” than the purely physical world, beyond science and intellect.  Mysterious, awe-inspiring and beautiful, it points us to humanity’s ultimate meaning.

   Much of our mission serves solitary artists in their studios or homes, encouraging them in their creative quests. Offering national exhibits of the finest quality, we bring the best of contemporary art up close and personal.

 

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of the performing arts to transform lives and that the shared experience and exploration of the arts will help unite Orange County residents, creating a more culturally connected and vital community. We will help shape the Orange County of the future through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities, embracing creativity in all its forms and enabling a more inclusive, vibrant performing arts scene at the Center and across the region.

We will maintain the excellence of our core artistic and education programs while demonstrating the entrepreneurial resolve to extend resources, know-how and creativity out into these communities we engage. The Center will be transformed into a cultural center and dynamic town square deeply engrained in the fabric of our community, artistically ambitious yet accessible to all, one that shines as the very model of the successful performing arts center of the future. We will show that communities thrive when together we make the arts matter.

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Shakespeare By the Sea

Mission

To create theatrical experiences for audiences in culturally diverse communities to make theatre accessible to all. To provide theatre presentations that incorporate community values and ideas into a timeless and dynamic theatrical experience.

To ignite imagination, promote literacy, and encourage artistic expression, while offering a venue for technical and performing artists to exercise their passion.

Vision

Through our performances, we seek to explore to truth of the human spirit through Shakespeare’s texts, affording each individual an unparalleled intellectual and emotional encounter.

By offering FREE productions in public venues we can reach the broadest demographics of English and non-English speaking audiences, allowing unlimited access without prejudice.

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SOC | Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County

SOC will build bridges between the cultural and generational diversity of our community through live theatrical experiences including innovative and affordable productions of Shakespeare, creating an artistic home for the entire OC community. Collaborations with diverse cultural organizations for our Shakespeare productions and an intensive high-school education and internship program are two key programs moving us toward accomplishing our goals. 

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South Coast Symphony

MISSION STATEMENT

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The Unstuffy

Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70

member Symphony services South Orange County’s fifteen diverse

communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic

musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed

to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of

patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature

from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. The

Symphony’s educational outreach programs, Koncerts for Kids and

Young STARS of the Future are an integral part of our mission to provide

cultural opportunities and experiences for our youth.

Each season, for the past twenty years, the Symphony’s educational

outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, performs for over 3,000 fourth

grade students and their teachers from throughout central and south

Orange County. To date the Symphony has performed for over 43,000

students.

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Surfing Heritage Foundation

Surfing Heritage and Culture Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting, and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations, and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented, and enjoyed.

PRESERVATION: Focusing on the complete spectrum of surfing’s history and development, including but not limited to significant surfboards, photography and the full range of other forms of information and objects of cultural value.

PRESENTATION: Establishing a world-class museum/resource facility, including an outreach program that creates exhibits and develops venues for effective traveling and/or offsite display: that this facility might serve as a symbolic center for the wave riding culture in the United States, dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of surfing as a sport, lifestyle, and culture.

 PROMOTION: Building a community which actively supports the Surfing Heritage with fund-raising, promotion, and advocacy.

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SYMPHONY IRVINE

We strive to give professional-quality performances of the world’s greatest orchestral and choral compositions, and to share our passion for music with audiences of all ages in Irvine and greater Orange County. We are committed to enriching the arts in our community not only through inspired performances, but also through cultural exchanges and educational opportunities for young and rising musicians in Orange County.

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THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS

The All-American Boys Chorus empowers and gives voice to boys from diverse backgrounds to build self-confidence, self-discipline, leadership skills, and realize achievement through the transformative power of music.

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The Laguna Playhouse

The mission of the Laguna Playhouse is to enrich lives through the magic of live theatre, to provide educational opportunities for children and adults, and to create experiences that stimulate cultural and social interaction and inspire our community.

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The Wooden Floor for Youth Movement

The Wooden Floor mission is to empower low-income youth to strengthen self-esteem, self-discipline and their sense of accomplishment through dance, academic and family programs. Our goal is to teach young people what it takes to succeed in school and life. At The Wooden Floor, children learn how to move forward, out of poverty, into lives filled with potential. Serving disadvantaged children and families in Orange County, California, The Wooden Floor’s long-term vision is to break the cycle of poverty through generational change.

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Tiyya Foundation, Inc.

To provide basic necessities and educational opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and displaced American families.

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Tustin Area Council For Fine Arts

The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enriches the entire community. TACFA subsidizes elementary students’ participation in art programs, provides educational scholarships, supports students’ creativity and interest in the arts, and produces an annual affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.

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Vh1 Save the Music Foundation

Save The Music Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit helping kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music.
Since 1997, we have partnered with more than 2,100 public schools in 261 school districts to give millions of children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life.

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YORBA LINDA SPOTLIGHT THEATER COMPANY

"Inspiring young artists with creativity, friendship and a passion for performing." The Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing performing arts education and performance opportunities to the aspiring artists of Orange County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, fun and positive experience for all of our participants and produce high quality performances with professional technical elements. Besides our full-scale musicals, we also offer classes in Musical Theatre, Dance, Drama, Voice and Piano.

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Youth-on-the-Move Education International

The mission of Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. is to help youth of all ages, races and backgrounds, succeed in life with the help of positive community role models (our International Educators' Hall of Fame Inductees, business and community leaders and parents) who act as mentors, coaches, trainers and teachers, imparting their experience, wisdom and "life skills", enabling our future generation of leaders to be prepared to face all the challenges of life with confidence and positive expectations.

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