19th Annual
ORANGE COUNTY ARTS AWARDS
Tuesday, October 16 - Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Find out how to access your organization's piece of more than $20 Million in state arts grants & get tips on how to submit a successful grant application!
Free Grants Workshop
October 9, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
FREE admission, parking, breakfast
at Arts Orange County
17620 Fitch Ave, Second Floor, Irvine, CA 92614
Near John Wayne Airport - Convenient to 5, 55, 73 and 405 Freeways - Free Parking
Register now at: http://tiny.cc/IrvineGrants
Host contact :    Karen Ahola | kahola@artsoc.org
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Major Opera Figure & Founder of OC's Opera Pacific
David DiChiera has Died 

Dr. David DiChiera, Founder & General Director of Orange County's Opera Pacific, has died at age 83 in Michigan. DiChiera was a highly respected figure in the American opera field, having founded and led as General Director the Michigan Opera Theatre for many years. He led Opera Pacific from 1985 to 1996, concurrently with his role at Michigan Opera, leaving to concentrate on opening a permanent new home for the Detroit company in a historic theatre. Opera Pacific dissolved twelve years later. DiChiera is often credited with having "discovered" one of America's greatest sopranos, Kathleen Battle. More here.

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SOUTH COAST REPERTORY
APPOINTS NEW
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
DAVID IVERS
South Coast Repertory has announced the appointment of David Ivers as its new Artistic Director. Ivers succeeds Marc Masterston, who stepped down from this role  at the end of the 2017-18 season. (Masterson is now Artistic Director of the City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a theatre he led for twenty years earlier in his career). Ivers is currently
 Artistic Director of Arizona Theater Company, which performs in both Tucson and Phoenix. Before that, he served more than 20 years as an actor and director at Utah Shakespeare Festival, with the last six as artistic director. He was a resident artist at Denver Center Theatre Company for a decade, acting in and/or directing more than 40 plays and has helmed productions at many of the nation's leading regional theatres including the Guthrie Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and South Coast Repertory ( One Man, Two Guv'nors, 2015). He and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons, Jack and Elliot. More here.

ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART APPOINTS NEW
DEPUTY DIRECTOR
SARAH JESSE
Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) has announced the appointment of Sara Jesse as its Deputy Director. Her primary responsibilities will be the management of OCMA's new temporary space at South Coast Plaza Village, while OCMA's new home is developed on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus in anticipation of a 2021 opening. Jesse comes to OCMA from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she has worked since 2011, most recently as Associate Vice President of Education. She holds a master's degree in art history from University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor's degree in art history from Oberlin. Most recently, she completed the Getty Leadership Institute in 2017. Prior to joining LACMA in 2011, Jesse was the Bernsen Director of Education and Public Programs at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art and held various positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Arts Orange County is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. 
It is a powerhouse in advancing Orange County's arts ecology, a trailblazer in advocating workforce development through arts education, a leader in building future audiences and a trendsetter in the world of nonprofit arts councils.

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