Diablo Regional Arts Association (DRAA) is the primary fundraising organization of the Lesher Center for the Arts, a city-owned and city-run facility in Walnut Creek. Since the city offers no curation of events, marketing or fundraising services, DRAA focuses on engaging East Bay audiences, and ensuring the professional quality of the 300 arts performances at the Center each year. It provides strategic support for the Center’s anchor producers through a competitive grant program which distributed $185,000 in 2010, broadens arts participation by providing arts experiences to more than 3,000 school children at live performances at the Lesher Center, and offers marketing services to the Center’s producers, which includes website and print design. Continued support of DRAA would help to ensure its ability to maintain and enhance current programs, and to serve its mission to create avenues for everyone to enjoy the arts.
About the Grantee
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596-4299, United States
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for general operating support
Diablo Regional Arts Association is the primary fundraising and marketing organization of the Lesher Center for the Arts, a city-owned and run facility in Walnut Creek. The Association focuses on engaging East Bay audiences and ensuring the professional quality of the 300 arts performances at the Lesher Center each year, reaching 300,000 people. The organization also provides strategic support for the Lesher Center’s anchor producers through a competitive grant program and provides arts experiences to nearly 9,000 school children who attend live performances at the Lesher Center annually.