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Ford Theatres Summer Season Partnership Program

This page is intended for nonprofit organizations, independent producers and producing collectives interested in performing in the 2016 summer season at the Ford Amphitheatre (the 2015 summer season is pre-empted for renovation).

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Each summer, nearly 45,000 Southern California residents experience a summer season of music, dance, theatre and film events, celebrating the region by reflecting on stage the cultural and artistic diversity of the people of Los Angeles County. For more than 20 years, these events have been presented in partnership with LA County arts organizations and producers.

The 2016 Ford Theatres summer season - its grand reopening after  being closed for renovations - will take place from July through mid-October and will be chiefly programmed through the Partnership Program, a competitive application process open to nonprofit organizations, independent producers and producing collectives. Groups selected through the program co-present through a shared risk/revenue model, receive marketing, front of house and production support, and have access to skill building opportunities.

Applications open: May 27, 2015

Applications due: August 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM

Guidelines and Application Instructions

Profit/Loss Statement

Ford Theatres Project - Construction Details

**See below for info on webinars, informational sessions and open office hours.

 


General Information

A program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Ford Theatres is run through a three-way partnership between the Arts Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation. The Ford Theatres Partnership Program is a competitive application process open to nonprofit organizations, independent producers and producing collectives. The program provides Los Angeles County performing and producing organizatinos with the following benefits:

• Access to preferred dates in a historic venue with artist and audience amenities

• Shared risk/revenue model that doesn't require you to pay an upfront cash deposit or a rental fee

• Inclusion in a broad marketing campaign targeting Los Angeles County residents and visitors

• Access to an experienced staff of professionals in production, marketing, publicity, box office and guest services

• Skill building opportunities and practical knowledge required to successfully present in a 1,180-seat performing arts facility

  


Application Workshops and Webinars

The following schedule of events will provide information about the program and guidance through the application process. To attend, email your name, organization, email address, phone number and event date to fordtheatres@arts.lacounty.gov or call (323) 856-5793. Webinars have been recorded and can be found here.

June 15
6:45 PM-
9:45 PM

PRODUCING THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM:
This event will give prospective applicants an overview
of the program with presentations on all aspects and
the opportunity to meet staff. 

June 16
6:30 PM-
8:00 PM

PRODUCING THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM:
This event will give prospective applicants an overview
of the program with presentations and the opportunity
to meet staff. At Inglewood Public Library.

July 8
Noon -
1:00 PM

APPLICATION & BUDGET WEBINAR: This online webinar
walks participants through the application process
with focus on budget for the proposed event. CLICK HERE
to watch a recording of the webinar.

July 29
Noon -
1:00 PM

MARKETING WEBINAR: This online webinar focuses
on the marketing support provided by the program and
how the Ford's season-wide marketing efforts will
interface with partners' targeted marketing strategies.
CLICK HERE to watch a recording of the webinar.



Open Office Hours

From now through August 2015, select Ford staff are available (in person or by phone) to answer your questions on the following dates and topics:

Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM General Info (drop-in and by appointment)

Thursdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Production (by appointment only)

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Marketing (by appointment only)


Email
Fordtheatres@arts.lacounty.gov or call (323) 856-5793 to make an appointment. 

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