With the acceptance of the Arts & Culture Master Plan last year, the City of Carlsbad has affirmed its support for the arts as an integral part of daily life and a key component to enhancing the quality of life for all residents. This ten- year plan supports a new vision and is embodied in specific initiatives and programs including the Guest Artist Residency program. The Guest Artist Residency program is designed to celebrate local talent and showcase a notable array of gifted performers, musicians and artists from the region and across the nation.
Previous Guest Artist Residencies
Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddler Poet
Ken Waldman visited the City of Carlsbad to share his talents with the community from October 8-12, 2019. He performed and hosted workshops at various locations around the city, including: Pacific Ridge School, the Dove Library Complex (Cannon Art Gallery and Schulman Auditorium as part of Three-Part Art and Family Open Studios), Pine Center Teen Room, Carlsbad Senior Center, La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter, Carlsbad Village Faire and California State University San Marcos. In his time with the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts office, he was able to meet and interact with over 600 people.
North Coast Repertory Theatre, Musical Theatre Camp
North Coast Rep of Solana Beach hosted a one-week musical theatre camp from July 22-26, 2019. Thirty participants, ages 10-12, performed School House Rock Live Jr. based on the award-winning 1970s cartoons. The final performance at the end of the week took place in the Schulman Auditorium and was free to the community.
About North Coast Rep:
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep stages five student productions annually and reaches nearly 2,000 students per year. The Theatre School offers quality arts instruction and training to local students ages 4-21, and provides classes, camps and workshops, operating throughout the year in North County San Diego. The Theatre School teaches skills that promote a lifelong passion for the arts whether students seek to pursue a career in theatre or simply to apply the confidence and creative self expression they have gained to excel in any profession.