Mission Statement

The Santa Barbara Performing Arts League is a nonprofit organization that fosters communication and collaboration within the performing arts community to contribute to the cultural vitality of greater Santa Barbara.


  • Enable cooperative efforts among Santa Barbara's performing arts organizations
  • Create awareness of the exceptional quality and variety of performances presented in Santa Barbara
  • Foster appreciation for the value of the performing arts
  • Expand audiences for theater, dance and music of all kinds
  • Advocate for conditions that encourage arts presenting
  • Intrigue young audiences and capture them for lifelong arts involvement
  • Promote Santa Barbara's rich cultural assets to tourists and prospective visitors
  • Illuminate the positive role played by the performing arts in local economy
  • Empower and support developing arts organizations
  • Increase accessibility and encourage attendance by people with disabilities

Photo by David Bazemore