The Ford Belongs to You, Los Angeles
Afro-Cuban Dance participants
Afro-Cuban dance JAM participants
Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Company performing
Families engaging with preshow fun at the Ford
Tahitian Dance JAM Session
Families explore wild animals before Big World Fun

2018 was a transformative year for the Ford Theatres. We explored new performance spaces, such as in the Ford's loading dock, where choreographer Heidi Duckler presented her latest site-specific dance piece; expanded upon the idea of what a performing arts institution can present with Finding a Line, where skateboarders took center stage; and extended our support of artists through our new residency program, providing artists the much-needed time and space to experiment. All of these innovations were forged while staying true to serving this vast County and the diverse communities housed within.

Why did we advance into the unknown? Because we are committed to presenting outstanding work that reflects the world in which we live, deepens human connections and broadens cultural understanding. Because we are creating opportunities for people to celebrate their own culture and explore the culture of their neighbors. Because investing in artists leads to the development of new work and gives them the means to grow, flourish, and raise their voices. And because, we believe our work has the power to bring people together and build a more empathetic world.

We are working to imagine and build our collective future, and we want you to be part of it. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way towards supporting our growth and the growth of the artists we present. Please click below to make a gift to the Ford Theatre Foundation. 


- Olga Garay-English
Executive Director

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