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, United States
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for general operating support
San Jose Taiko is one of the oldest taiko ensembles in the country and the recipient of a number of artistic awards. In addition to an active domestic and international performing schedule, the organization maintains a training program for young players and conducts educational sessions at Bay Area schools and community centers, reaching a very diverse audience of more than 100,000 people. During 2011, San Jose Taiko faces a major transition as its founding members retire, leaving the organization in the capable hands of two artistic members who have been working on the administrative side of the house for several years. Renewed support would enable San Jose Taiko to remain stable during the leadership transition while exploring what the future of the organization holds in meeting the local community's changing needs.
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.