Friends of Olympia Station

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $40,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
Friends of Olympia Station (doing business as Tandy Beal and Company) is a multifaceted arts organization committed to providing high-quality multicultural arts programming to the Santa Cruz and Monterey regions. For more than forty years, this celebrated dance company has developed a unique voice for itself that integrates theater, music, and circus arts to generate imaginative and thought-provoking new works. Reaching more than 10,000 students annually, ArtSmart is the organization’s layered and responsive arts education program focused on reaching underserved students. Based in Santa Cruz, Tandy Beal and Company is a respected local community partner and cultural anchor, offering a range of services and support, including artist mentorships and a seasonal family performing arts concert series. If approved, the grant will be used to strengthen the organization’s operational and fundraising capacity.
About the Grantee
Address
Olympia Station #221, Felton, CA, 95018, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Friends of Olympia Station, doing business as Tandy Beal and Company, presents performances that incorporate dance, music, circus arts, and theater. Each year, the organization presents more than 65 performances to 19,000 audience members, and provides performing arts education, artists-in-residence services, and performances to more than 10,000 students in more than 30 schools. Tandy Beal and Company also trains teaching artists and classroom teachers to integrate arts-based learning into the school day. This grant supports the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for general operating support  
Since 1974, Friends of Olympia Station (doing business as Tandy Beal and Company) has developed a unique performance style that integrates theater, music, and circus arts to generate imaginative and thought-provoking new works. Each year more than 10,000 people experience the company’s multicultural arts programming, which includes a family concert series showcasing a variety of Santa Cruz and Monterey county artists. Its ArtSmart program annually reaches students in more than 30 schools, and trains artists and classroom teachers to integrate arts-based learning into the school day. Renewed funding will enable the organization to expand its arts education offerings to meet increasing demand, and build staff capacity.
for general operating support  
Friends of Olympia Station (doing business as Tandy Beal and Company) is a multifaceted arts organization committed to providing high-quality multicultural arts programming to the Santa Cruz and Monterey regions. For more than forty years, this celebrated dance company has developed a unique voice for itself that integrates theater, music, and circus arts to generate imaginative and thought-provoking new works. Reaching more than 10,000 students annually, ArtSmart is the organization’s layered and responsive arts education program focused on reaching underserved students. Based in Santa Cruz, Tandy Beal and Company is a respected local community partner and cultural anchor, offering a range of services and support, including artist mentorships and a seasonal family performing arts concert series. If approved, the grant will be used to strengthen the organization’s operational and fundraising capacity.

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