Support CAP UCLA

You are at the Center—of everything we do.

—of our work with artists.

—of each performance. 

—of CAP UCLA’s future.

And we need you to keep us going.

CAP UCLA’s 2020-21 Season has been unlike any before. As live performance came to a halt, we quickly pivoted and launched a new online channel with The Tune In Festival, a virtual celebration of artists who inspire us to rise up and support one another in times of crisis. We’ve also developed innovative digital programs and created income streams for the groundbreaking artists we champion, like Constance Hockaday and Artists-In-Presidents: Fireside Chats for 2020. Amidst all of the challenges of the past few months, we remained committed to bringing together artists and audiences in the shared experience of the performing arts.

The reality, though, is that we need you to ensure the vitality of CAP UCLA’s programming. Performing arts and venue-based arts and cultural organizations are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. With earned income from ticket sales drastically curtailed, memberships and philanthropic contributions are critical to sustaining CAP UCLA through the pandemic and into the future.

Your donation is vital. Any donation, no matter the size, helps fuel the art of performance and the artists you love. Join us and other passionate art enthusiasts by contributing to one of the following initiatives today:


Become a Member

At CAP UCLA, membership matters. Members form a vibrant community of engaged arts enthusiasts whose passion, generosity and commitment have a vital impact on the contemporary performing arts ecology. This season, members will enjoy full access to all digital programming from the comfort and safety of home, along with other opportunities to engage with fellow members, artists and CAP leadership.

Make a Gift to Support CAP UCLA Programming

CAP UCLA welcomes a dynamic lineup of contemporary performing artists to our virtual stage during our 2020-21 Season. We are excited to offer audiences a program full of wonderment, hopefulness and care. By making a gift to support CAP UCLA now, you will ensure that we continue to thrive and to connect artists and audiences even in a time of crisis and isolation. 

Support Design for Sharing

CAP UCLA believes that exposure to the performing arts can have a powerful and lasting impact on a young person. Through Design for Sharing, we offer free arts activities to over 10,000 students annually from more than 100 public schools across Los Angeles County. We are offering virtual live programming and hands-on activities remotely until we can once again welcome students and teachers to Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

Other Ways to Support CAP UCLA

There are plenty of other ways to support CAP UCLA. If you are interested in learning more, please visit our support page.

Did you know that the new COVID-19 Relief Bill includes an incentive for charitable donations? Recent changes to law affecting contributions: A new, one year (2020) above-the-line deduction for cash contributions up to $300 to organizations like the Center for the Art of Performance for all taxpayers (not just those who itemize deductions). For individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions, the limit on deductions for contributions is suspended for 2020.