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International Musicians Provide Local Performances

For Festival Mozaic

In 2012, the Hind Foundation granted $20,000 to Festival Mozaic to help fund the musicians’ artistic fees for the 2012 Summer Music Festival season which total $83,000. Festival Mozaic (formerly the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival) has served a local, regional and national audience of 7,000 -10,000 people annually for 41 years. The summer festival consists of 19 events during ten days in July. Programs are drawn from five centuries of the classical music tradition and are presented in diverse venues across San Luis Obispo County, including the San Luis Obispo Mission, Cuesta College, Chapel Hill in Shandon and many wineries and public spaces across the County. The Festival presents classical music alongside a range of evolving musical styles, including jazz and world music. The Festival's programs are designed and led by Music Director, Scott Yoo, a New York-based, virtuoso violinist and conductor. Festival Mozaic believes that music provides a means for expression, inspiration, cultural awareness, and fulfillment, and Festival Mozaic promotes the expansion and awareness of music in our communities by presenting music of unparalleled artistic quality.

Noteworthy Outcomes

  • Educational Opportunities
    Notable Encounters and the Artists’ Corner Education Programs are designed to illuminate the music and artistic process from the performers’ perspectives and give the audience an interactive experience.
  • Local Economy Stimulation
    Festival Mozaic benefits our local economy by attracting an audience from across the country and across the globe. Those visitors stay in local hotels and frequent local restaurants and shops during their visit. One calculation estimates that in 2011 the Festival generated approximately $6.6 million in revenue for local businesses.
  • Source of Community Pride
    Festival Mozaic’s musicians are highly-respected professionals selected from across the United States, Europe and Asia to perform here. The immersive nature of the festival is unique when compared to other festivals offered along the West coast.

Area of Funding: Music & Visual Arts
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $20,000
Year Funded: 2012
Year Completed: 2012

About the Organization
Festival Mozaic
P.O. Box 311
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Festival Mozaic creates powerful live music experiences on California's Central Coast. To build a relationship between audiences and an ever-evolving art form, the Festival intensifies its impact by producing events in a festive atmosphere and in charismatic venues, which promotes profound engagement among musicians, audience members and the music.