This annual symposium brings educators, artists, and local not-for-profits together with students and members of the community to discuss the state of arts education in Santa Barbara, explains Kenny Slaught. This vital initiative provides insight and direction for creating better, more focused programs in the future. Other education outreach includes an instrument drive for students in need, grants to local programs using resources at the Santa Barbara Bowl, and scholarships for college students studying the performing arts. In addition, the foundation finances the children’s program at Cottage Hospital and numerous in-school and after-school programs, particularly in neighborhoods surrounding the concert season at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The Notes for Notes program is there to connect students to free instruments and music lessons. A large committee of volunteers facilitate these education outreach projects.
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