Dr. Raymond M. Olson Performance Grants

“We need a place. We need a place where we can perform. We need a place where we can exhibit.
We need a place where we can simply come together.”

-Dr. Raymond M. Olson

Named for our visionary arts advocate and founder who coined the phrase “ We Need A Place” this program supports the dreams of local artists by providing local nonprofit arts organizations and BAPAC resident companies financial assistance to make usage of the BAPAC theatre facilities more accessible. 


The Dr. Raymond M. Olson Performance Grants are available to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts group who has reserved a performance date at either the Fred Kavli Theatre or the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum in the fiscal year for which the grant is being requested. Successful applicants will receive a Theatre Credit and funds will be allocated only upon certification of the completion of specified performance. TOArts performance credits will be awarded based on available funds.

Application grant cycles are rolling between July and March.

Performance Arts Grants

GRANTS GUIDELINES

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.
  • Must have a secured performance date on the
    Bank of America Performing Arts Center calendar.
  • Performance must be available to the general public to attend.
  • Performance must have secured additional funding.
    TOArts does not fund more than 50% direct production costs of performance.

GRANT APPLICATION

Please carefully review and complete all parts of the application in its entirety and follow the checklist for order of assembly. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered. No notifications or additional considerations after the deadline will be made to complete incomplete applications.

You may use the button below to open the grant in a new browser window, or simply fill out the grant directly in our website below. Either way will work fine. Your work cannot be saved part way through, so please plan to finish this very simple grant in one sitting.

You will need to know your performance dates and costs, your operational budget and be able to upload your performance budget.


2019-2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

5 Star Theatricals
California Lutheran University
Conejo Chinese Cultural Association
Conejo Schools Foundation
Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra
Music Teachers Association of California Conejo Valley
New West Symphony
Pacific Festival Ballet
Performances to Grow On
Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
The Village Voices

2018-2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

5 Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theater)
Conejo Chinese Cultural Association
The Village Voices
Conejo Schools Foundation
Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra
Music Teacher Association of California, Conejo Valley
Youth Music Theatre
New West Symphony
Pacific Festival Ballet
Thousand Oaks Philharmonic