Kronos Performing Arts Association

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $285,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    2/24/2021
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
Kronos Performing Arts Association stewards the Kronos Quartet, known worldwide for commissioning and performing new and historic works for string quartets. The quartet has toured locally, nationally, and internationally, and commissioned more than 1,000 new works by guest composers. The association also presents the annual Kronos Festival, a multi-day celebration of new works from diverse traditions and genres, featuring guest artists and composers, and produces numerous educational activities through partnerships with schools and universities. In a typical year, the organization engages more than 50,000 people through its programs. Support of this organization advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
About the Grantee
Address
1242 Ninth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122-2307
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Kronos Performing Arts Association stewards the Kronos Quartet, known worldwide for commissioning and performing new and historic works for string quartets. The quartet has toured locally, nationally, and internationally, and commissioned more than 1,000 new works by guest composers. The association also presents the annual Kronos Festival, a multi-day celebration of new works from diverse traditions and genres, featuring guest artists and composers, and produces numerous educational activities through partnerships with schools and universities. In a typical year, the organization engages more than 50,000 people through its programs. Support of this organization advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for general operating support  
Kronos Performing Arts Association is the organizational entity that stewards the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet. In addition to managing the quartet’s 22-week touring schedule, Kronos produces numerous educational activities through partnerships with schools and universities, and hosts an annual Kronos Festival at the SFJAZZ Center (a Hewlett Foundation grantee) celebrating new works for string quartet and featuring a powerful roster of guest artists and composers. Each year, the organization engages more than 50,000 people through its programs. In the coming grant period, it will continue its performance and presenting work, round out its Fifty for the Future commissioning initiative, and strengthen its organizational capacity through planning, fundraising, and board development.

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