Serving Bay Area Communities
The Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley provides a comprehensive music education, academic reinforcement, and personal guidance for talented youth on a full scholarship basis. Here, its Jazz Youth Ensemble performs under the direction of Marcus Shelby. Photo courtesy of Young Musicians Program.
Teatro Familias Unidas of Somos Mayfair presents The Cry of Mother Earth about the ecological crisis, its impact on human health, and positive alternatives at the grand opening of the new Farmers' Market at San Jose City Hall. Photo courtesy of Somos Mayfair.
Damacus Antone beats a drum at Loco Bloco's Carnaval celebration. Photo courtesy of Rashida Johnson.
Teen dancers perform "El Torero" in the traditional mariachi style at a Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center community event. Photo courtesy of Young Musicians Program.
Aswat, the Arabic music ensemble sponsored by Zawaya. Photo courtesy of Amro A. Younges.
Students at the California State Summer School for the Arts participating in a music class with faculty member Ralph Jones. Photo courtesy of Harris Hartsfield.
For more than forty years, the Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program has played a leading role in nurturing the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich cultural diversity. The Program supports organizations that use the power of the arts to engage low-income people and communities of color in the Bay Area, and to remove barriers to their access and participation.
The Program is not accepting unsolicited Letters of Inquiry for its Serving Bay Area Communities grantmaking at this time. We encourage Bay Area performing arts grantseekers to explore funding opportunities with our Regranting Partners that provide support for arts organizations and individual artists.