San Jose Taiko

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    35 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
San Jose Taiko is one of the oldest Taiko ensembles in the country. In addition to an active domestic and international performing schedule, the organization maintains a training program for young players and adults, and conducts educational sessions at Bay Area schools and community centers. Reaching a very diverse audience of more than 85,000 people annually, the organization has developed a number of unique artistic partnerships, including Abhinaya Dance Company and hip-hop group The Bangerz.
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565 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Grants to this Grantee
for organizational adaptation  

San Jose Taiko is one of the oldest and most artistically significant taiko ensembles in the United States. Each year it reaches more than 50,000 people through a range of performances; youth and adult educational opportunities; and professional training programs for local, national, and international audiences. Its school outreach and other youth programs provide hands-on instruction for more than 18,000 young people each year. In addition, San Jose Taiko provides community classes and workshops focused on physical and mental health, and cultural pluralism. This grant will support San Jose Taiko’s adaptation planning and implementation, advancing the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.

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