Power of Arts & Culture
The playwright August Wilson once said, "Art doesn't change the world, art changes people, and people change the world."
Arts and culture are inextricably linked to the vibrancy of our community. Not only do they inspire our imagination, mind and spirit — measurably our ten beneficiaries help attract tourism, diversity of talent, inspire innovation, and grow the economy. That is why arts, science, history, nature, theatre are inseparable from our community and the meaning of the term 'education.'
Through our donors and members we are helping keep alive the missions of our beneficiaries. We are also helping close the gap for families and children in underserved communities who now have an even greater opportunity to be exposed to these enrichment experiences. Together we are making great strides of impact for our community and beyond.
BELOW IS just some of the impact made through our ten beneficiaries because of you: members, sponsors and donors
San Diego History Center
Admission is now donation-based, opening the doors for all people to come and experience regardless of economic situation.
Our funds enabled SDHC to create an outreach program into underserved communities. Because of this initiative they were eligible for additional County funding 3x our monies — and therefore creating 3x the impact in these communities.
The Old Globe hosts free programs for students to come to the theatres and experience classes and live performances.
Education programs for Adults, School Programs, Kids & Family Programs, Seniors Programs (ARTSReach in Assisted Living Facilities), Memories at the Museums, Lectures, Outreach Español (Programs in Spanish), Musical Events, Special Talks, Guided Tours, Three to See Tours, Docent Program, Travel Days with Behind-the-Scenes-Activities, Creative Engagement (for Veterans and Active Military), Education Department Internships, Guided School Visits, Open House for Educators, ARTS on Tour (Art Classes in SDUSD classrooms), Artist Residencies in SDUSD Classrooms, Creative Choices (Art classes in Juvenile Hall), Online Teacher Resources (K-12), Family Activities: Be A Secret Art Agent (4 missions, available free at the museum), Family Days (Cinco d Mayo & Halloween), Family Mural Making on Food Truck Fridays,
Fleet Science Center
Our support helped to launch a program to inspire female careers in science and engineering (STEM).
Children ages 17 years old and younger now enjoy free admission year round, offering children and families the opportunity to experience the Museum collections.