Theatre Bay Area (TBA) s the leading service organization for arts organizations in Northern California. There are over 350 company members in the region and it partners with national arts service organizations to deliver high quality programs to individuals and organizations beyond its own membership too. As a field leader TBA is regularly asked by funders and arts organizations to play a convening role in bringing people together to discuss ways in which the arts sector can be improved. Currently its conferencing technologies are rudimentary - a basic phone service and Skype. Thus, with a high quality video conferencing suite this organization will not only facilitate approximately 2 meetings a month to better plan and implement programs ranging from statewide advocacy efforts, to building social media skills and sharing mailing lists and marketing information among arts organizations, but can make the suite available to individual members and collaborators as well.
About the Grantee
499 Alabama Street, #450, San Francisco, CA, 94110, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for CA$H, the Creative Assistance for the Small and Hungry regranting program
Each year, Theatre Bay Area makes approximately forty CA$H grants which enable a diverse range of small-budget organizations and individuals to develop innovative new dance and theater works that are vital to fostering a dynamic performing arts ecosystem. Although the grants are small—$2,000 or $4,000—these critical investments have helped numerous emerging artists and ensembles to stage their works. With renewed support, Theatre Bay Area would continue to provide these important resources to the community and work to increase the alignment of this work with its new strategic plan.
for Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces
As described above, Theatre Bay Area will partner with Dancers Group and Fractured Atlas Productions to create and implement a marketing and communications plan for Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces, increase user traffic to the site, and provide local customer service.