Artistic Director's Message
As CAP enters its 20th year of providing imaginative and innovative arts programs for the youth of the Los Angeles County, we look back on the highlights of the past year and look forward to the accomplishments yet to come.
Last year, CAP was honored to receive the Community Outreach Award as part of the Ovation Awards at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The award was presented by MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner playwright and CAP faculty member Luis Alfaro. Then in January, actress Anne Archer presented CAP with the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Hero Award from her organization Artists for Human Rights. Through a new partnership with the national Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, CAP was thrilled to be able to award five students each a $1000 scholarship to continue their arts educations. The five students--Pearl Lopez, Wyler Tomlinson, Angela Atanyagul, Rocio Velazquez, and Katherine Ugalde--are all CAP participants in CAP’s Sony Pictures Media Arts Program.
The CAP Program remains committed to designing and implementing the highest quality after-school, school-based and summer arts programs possible. Keeping these programs free-of-charge so they can be inclusive and accessible is also a concept to which we are steadfastly dedicated. In this way CAP can continue to work with students in 53 diverse neighborhoods, bringing the best of CalArts--members of the talented faculty and student body--to share their knowledge and expertise with thousands of teenage artists, in partnership with 36 outstanding arts and youth organizations and public schools.
Please join us in making our 20th year the best yet! We look forward to working with you this year and beyond to provide Los Angeles area young artists with a premiere arts education.
Artistic Director, CalArts Community Arts Partnership