FROM PREVIOUS GRANT #2011-6074: Ashkenaz presents world music and functions like a community center, nightclub, and art school. Charging low-priced admission to concerts offered six nights a week, Ashkenaz's open-to-all-ages policy and successful history of community outreach has resulted in an annual audience of 35,000. Ashkenaz offers nearly forty music and dance classes each week to kids and adults, and its youth programs and onsite summer camp attract more than 5,000 young people annually. SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT: Supplemental funding will provide additional operating funds for the remainder of the general operating grant period to, in part, support the needs of the organization following a robbery that occurred during a performance in April 2013.
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1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702-1021, United States
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for general operating support
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley presents multiethnic music concerts and classes to approximately 30,000 people each year. Its affordable admission prices, all-ages programs, and eclectic programming contribute to its reputation as a welcoming and culturally inclusive venue for artists and audiences, particularly those who enjoy social and partner dancing. Each year Ashkenaz produces more than 300 concerts and workshops at its distinctive facility that is modeled after an Eastern European wooden synagogue.