CFTA News

MAY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

May is the perfect time to support The Center. Celebrating 17 years of presenting and advocating for excellence in the arts, The Center for the Arts is sharing the love with their May Membership Drive running from through the month of May. As a non profit organization, membership support is critical for The Center to continue to bring diverse, consistent and quality programming to Nevada County. In addition to supporting a non profit institution in our community, a membership provides great benefits. If you become a member, renew, upgrade to the next level or refer a friend during the drive you are automatically entered to win on of two fantastic drawings. For the First Drawing, you could win 2 tickets to every show presented by The Center for the Arts for one year. For the Second Drawing, you could win an entertainment basket with tickets to California WorldFest, Dancing withRead More

Now Hiring – Accounting and Administrative Assistant – Part-time

Primary Responsibilities: * Data entry and process invoices. * Communicate effectively across functional lines to understand accounts payable and receivable. * Perform the day-to-day processing of customer invoicing transactions to ensure that revenue and receivables are recorded in a timely and accurate manner. * Perform day-to-day functions for accounts payable. * Review and reconcile donor reconciliation. * Assist gathering information for year-end financial audit. * Executive Assistant duties as assigned including acknowledgement letters, filing, follow up on pledge payments past due. * Other duties assigned. Basic Qualifications: * General knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles and procedures with emphasis on accounts payable. * Two or more years experience in similar accounting position is desired. * Ability to move quickly between different tasks and requests; ability to adapt to a fast paced and often changing environment * Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial informationRead More

Now Hiring – Marketing Manager

The Center for the Arts – Marketing Manager The marketing manager manages the day to day marketing activities of the organization and long term marketing strategy for The Center for the Arts. Duties of the Marketing Manager include: ● Managing all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department. ● Work with the Executive Director to develop the marketing strategy for the company. ● Cordinating marketing campaigns with box office, development, and programming. ● Overseeing the company’s marketing budget. Work with Graphic Designer in preparing online and print campaigns in line with marketing plans Manage and improve audience development campaigns, measuring results. ● Preparing online and print marketing campaigns. ● Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications. ● Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives. ● Analysing potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing. Requirements of theRead More

Now Hiring – Executive Director of The Center for the Arts

ORGANIZATION The Northern California Center for the Arts (CFTA) is a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, & performing arts for the enrichment of our community. In addition to improving the local quality of life through a rich arts scene, The Center’s visibility in outlying regions makes us a viable economic engine for the county. The Center is committed to building and maintaining Nevada County as a destination for the arts. The Center for the Arts is committed to bringing a diverse array of programming to western Nevada County, including music, dance, theater, film, visual art, comedy, youth arts education and literature. We manage and maintain a multi-use 21,000 square foot facility in downtown Grass Valley that includes a 300 seat Main Theater, two visual art galleries, classroom space, and a 90-seat black box theater. We provide marketing and production services to support local artistsRead More

Julie Baker Innovation Fund brings South African Dance to The Center for The Arts

In 2015 Julie Baker gathered a select group of visionaries to create The Innovation Fund. The purpose of this fund was to expand The Center’s ability to take artistic risks and produce newer works. Through the Innovation Fund, The Center has provided a stage for new programming opportunities and a laboratory for collaborations that explore diversity, innovation and community. It is place where multicultural work is introduced in order to educate our audiences, where new artistic experiences are brought to the community, and it provides an incubator for new ideas and artistry. Some of the work made possible by the Innovation Fund include Shanghai Acrobats, A Literature to Life Presentation of Richard Wright’s Black Boy, The National Russian Ballet, Black Violin which incorporated a collaboration with Music in the Mountain’s Youth Orchestra and Rhiannon Giddens, a Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music singer and musician. On Thursday, November 9th TheRead More

Fall Membership Drive 2017

October 5 through November 10, 2017 We are grateful to our members whose support make The Center the greatest! Become A Member   The recent Open House on October 5th included Open Studios Art Preview and the kickoff for our Fall Membership Drive with special incentives to join during the month of October. Because ticket sales cover only 60% of their annual expenses, The Center relies on membership support from our patrons. Income from membership allows The Center to provide free community events and programs that benefit local youth and provide opportunities for the visual arts in our community! A benefit for Center members is early access to tickets. As part of the Fall Membership Drive The Center will announce concerts that will be on sale exclusively to members only during October. We encourage fans to join in October to be sure they have tickets. During the Fall Membership DriveRead More

5th Annual Dancing with Our Stars

We’ve watched it for years on television and now it’s time to see it Nevada County Style! Nevada County celebrities will kick up their heels to raise money for The Center for the Arts in the Fifth annual Dancing with our Stars competition on August 26th.  Whatever their favorite dance style may be – ten regional celebrity dancers have accepted the challenge to train with a professional dancer and compete in front of a live audience and a distinguished panel of judges for the Dancing with our Stars champion title. The Center is pleased to present this years’ ten celebrity dancers and their partners.  Dancing with our Stars is the largest annual fundraiser for The Center and each star contestant has committed not only to dance their heart out but to also raise money for The Center.  The money raised will help fund initiatives such as The Center’s Youth Arts education programsRead More

2017 Summer Camp @ The Center

Limited scholarships are available. Contact Marni Marshall mmarshall@thecenterforthearts.org for more information. Circus Camp, The Art of Silliness (mornings) & Aerial Circus (afternoons) Monday-Friday  9:00AM to 3:00PM $250 member, $275 non-member Age 8 to 14  Class Limit 15 Session 1: June 19-23 Mornings with Izzi Tooinsky, afternoons with Air Aligned Session 2: June 26-30 Mornings with Izzi Tooinsky, afternoons with Air Aligned Session 3: July 31-Aug 4 Mornings with EZ PZ Jugglers, afternoons with Air Aligned (Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.) Buy Tickets Online The Art of Silliness  – Izzy Tooinsky June 19-23 Mornings with Izzi Tooinsky, afternoons with Air Aligned June 26-30 Mornings with Izzi Tooinsky, afternoons with Air Aligned Discover the Circus and your inner clown with Izzi Tooinsky.  Students explore creative expression through comedy, clowning, juggling, hooping, and stilt walking Izzi Tookinsky is an award winning juggler, storyteller, comedianRead More

Arts Leaders in Nevada County: Ignite Your Career! Workshop

Center for Cultural Innovation & Nevada County Arts present Ignite Your Career! Friday, June 9, 12:00pm Free Event Join CCI Program Director, Bay Area Amy Kweskin for a two-hour interactive seminar crafted for artists and arts managers who want to envision their career pathways and discover the Center for Cultural Innovation’s granting opportunities to support their journey. We will utilize design-thinking tools to explore career development intentions and identify strategies to overcome obstacles. Participants share arts management trends and resources while developing a regional network to spark innovation. Additionally, Amy will provide insights into these CCI grants available in your community: Register Online Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants As part of CCI’s efforts to support new arts leadership with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants is a new, one-time grant program that will invest $105,000 in bold ideas by individuals at California nonprofitRead More

P.A.G.’s Musical Workshops – Summer Workshop

PAG Presents: Cinderella Workshop dates June 13th – July 30th: at the Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 6 weeks rehearsal. Rehearsal Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm Performances: July 20th – July 30th Tuition: $300.00 Deposit: $50 to hold a space (deposits are non-refundable but may be applied to future programs) Register Online P.A.G.’s Musical Workshops – Summer Workshop A Musical for the Entire Family! Complete training for your child in all the disciplines of Performance Musical Theatre. For young people ages 8 to 18. Lots of wonderful parts for both boys and girls. This is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the classics! An exciting opportunity for your child to participate in this delightful, witty and touching Musical!