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Support the Arts

Help create new and exciting ways to enhance the educational experience for students and bring performances from around the country and around the world to our community by donating to the El Camino College Center for the Arts.

Give the Gift of Arts

The Center for the Arts (CFA) enriches the cultural life of the campus and community by presenting resident and guest artist performances, theater productions, recitals, debates, speaker forums, student productions, master classes, workshops, and lectures.

 

For sponsorship information, please contact Andrea Sala, Foundation Executive Director at asala@elcamino.edu or 310-660-6040.

For performance or operations information, please contact Rick Christophersen, Center for the Arts director at rchristophersen@elcamino.edu or 310-660-3748.

 

 

 

Our History

The performing arts play an integral role in the vision of El Camino College.

For 50 years, artists and attractions presented by the Center for the Arts have enhanced the educational goals of the college and positively enriched the lives of our students and communities. Each year, the Center for the Arts produces and provides event coordination for over 350 performance, production, rehearsal and classroom activities. The Fine Arts concentrations at El Camino College include music, theater, dance, art, communication studies, photography and film/video.

Our Mission

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The mission of the Center for the Arts at El Camino College is to present an innovative, entertaining, and diverse program of high-quality performances to:

  • Enhance the educational experience at the college for all students and provide a professional facility to train students in the arts
  • Foster artistic excellence and creativity
  • Connect El Camino College with the richly varied South Bay and surrounding communities

Our Venues

The Center for the Arts at El Camino College consists of three main venues:               

Our Numbers (2018-19 Season)

  • 3,933 K-6 students attended free outreach performances sponsored by CFA
  • 1,274 El Camino College students attended master classes/student-focused workshops
  • 725 Zip codes served
  • 19 Master classes/student-focused workshops supported by CFA
61,433
Total patrons served
$24,208
Ticket discounts to El Camino College students, area high schools, and other colleges
6,116
El Camino College students attended performances, workshops, and master classes

Friends of the Center for the Arts

At the El Camino College Center for the Arts, friends make the difference!

The CFA relies on member support to provide critical funding for all productions. Sponsorships afford crucial opportunities for academic and personal development for our performing arts students. Ticket prices cover only a fraction of the costs of operating the CFA.

Donate to the Fund for Excellence

Your donation to the Fund for Excellence helps create new and exciting ways to enhance the educational experience for El Camino College students, and brings performances from around the country and around the world to our community.

Becoming a Friend of the Center for the Arts gives ECC students the opportunity to participate in hands-on master classes and workshops with industry professionals.

Membership Benefits

In addition to the joy of supporting the arts, members enjoy a variety of benefits. From free parking to special backstage tours, membership makes it more rewarding to experience the arts at El Camino College.

Membership Levels and Benefits
  COPPER
$100
BRONZE
$250
SILVER
$500
GOLD
$1,000
PLATINUM
$2,000
DIAMOND
$5,000
Invitations to special events and receptions Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star
Free subscription to the CFA Season Brochure Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star
Advance notification of CFA events Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star
Recognition in performance programs Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star
Complimentary tickets to a CFA performance (excludes The Nutcracker)  

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Season parking pass     Gold star Gold star Gold star Gold star
Behind-the-scenes tour (up to six guests) of a performance of choice led by the CFA director       Gold star Gold star Gold star
Invitation to attend an ECC Master Class led by a professional guest artist         Gold star Gold star
Private backstage visit with a guest artist of choice led by the CFA director           Gold star

Director's Circle

Donations to the Fund for Excellence above the $5,000 level receive all benefits of the Diamond Level, plus additional benefits and recognition which may include:

  • Season brochure acknowledgment
  • Advance sale and season ticket discounts
  • VIP concierge service with priority seating
  • Artist Meet & Greets
  • Opening Night reception invitations
  • Opportunity to underwrite music, dance or theater performances

 

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