Live Performance Will Never Die

Budgets Are Tight and Audiences Are Changing, but Communities Aren’t Going to Stop Expressing Themselves

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Community-based arts programs in California’s Inland Empire are facing big challenges today. Funds are diminishing. Audiences are disappearing. So how can small-scale performers and venues survive? And what can Redlands, which has a rich performing arts history, teach organizations across the nation about how to stay relevant? These were a few of the questions tackled at a “Living the Arts” event co-presented by the James Irvine Foundation at the Mission Gables Bowl House in Redlands.

When it comes to arts funding, we are in a drought—in Redlands, in California, and …

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