Applications Open for the 2015 Ford Theatres Summer Season

Applications Open for the 2015 Ford Theatres Summer Season

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Ford Theatres Partnership Program which supports Los Angeles County resident arts organizations by assisting them to successfully present performances in the historic 1,200-seat John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Guidelines and application are available at The deadline to apply is August 27, 2014.

The Ford Theatres Partnership Program nurtures locally-based artists, arts organizations and community, celebrating and reflecting on stage the diversity of the people of Los Angeles County and provides production and marketing support that enables music, dance and theatre groups to produce successfully as part of the 2014 Ford Theatres summer season.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop about the Partnership Program and how to submit a competitive proposal. Workshops are being held on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. andThursday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068. To register for the workshop, please email or call (323) 856-5793 to R.S.V.P.

The Ford is seeking applications for a broad range of categories including, but not limited to, alt-rock, ballet, cabaret, circus, classical music, film, hip hop, jazz, multimedia, modern dance, theatre, world and folk music, and world dance. Similar to a grant program, applications for the Ford Theatres Summer Season are considered on a competitive basis.

At 1,200 seats, the Ford Theatres creates an intimate concert experience that is a favorite among Angelenos. Each summer, the Ford hosts a diverse roster of events representing music and dance styles reflective of the communities that comprise Los Angeles County. Ford summer season events are presented in partnership with Los Angeles County arts organizations and producers. Unlike a traditional presenting model, these organizations apply to be part of the season and receive significant marketing, box office and house management support while keeping the majority of box office proceeds. Located in a County regional park in the Hollywood Hills, the Ford is owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles and operated through a three-way partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities, and provides leadership in cultural services. In addition to its role as an arts funder, the Arts Commission implements the regional initiative dedicated to restoring arts education to 81 school districts, programs and operates the Ford Theatres, funds the largest arts internship program in the country and manages the County's civic art policy. The Arts Commission also produces free community programs, including the LA County Holiday Celebration for public television.

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