The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and exploring music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum values and celebrates the dynamic connection in people’s diverse backgrounds, telling the stories that inspire us, and creative expression that leads change in our industry.
Today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.
We will be the leader in creating a world in which shared love of music sparks curiosity, creativity, and community.
We celebrate and explore music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow.
We value and celebrate differences everywhere, from people’s backgrounds and perspectives to music’s genres and cultures.
By being welcoming and accessible, we connect people and communities through music and foster a sense of belonging for all.
We create inclusive, memorable, and enriching educational opportunities and experiences with music, telling the stories that inspire us.
We are energized by new ideas, and we lead change in our industry.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
The GRAMMY Museum Foundation is committed to recognizing and celebrating inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility, both internally as an employer and externally across our exhibits, programs, and education initiatives. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are part of our company Core Values. Like great music, success requires bringing together diverse voices. We strive to be as inclusive as the music and creators that we represent. As an organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music, it is our responsibility to tell the stories and contributions of music makers.
MORE ABOUT THE MUSEUM
DEBUTED DECEMBER 2008 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRAMMY AWARDS
ONE-OF-A-KIND, 30,000 SQ FT MUSEUM WITH INTERACTIVE, PERMANENT AND TRAVELING EXHIBITS
FOUR FLOORS OF DYNAMIC AND STIMULATING EXHIBIT SPACE
MORE THAN TWO DOZEN EXHIBITS THAT EXPLORE GREAT MUSIC, EVERYTHING FROM ROCK AND HIP-HOP TO COUNTRY, CLASSICAL, LATIN, R&B, AND JAZZ
Home to the intimate 200-person Clive Davis Theater
INTERESTING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS FEATURING FILMS, LECTURES AND PERFORMANCES
Michael Sticka, President and CEO of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™, is a visionary leader with a passion for music education and innovation. Since taking the helm in June 2018, he has made an indelible impact on the GRAMMY Museum®, transforming it to a thriving cultural institution that engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Under Sticka's leadership, the Museum has produced more than 80 public programs and concerts annually, impacting over 50,000 K-12 students through its education programs and curating renowned exhibitions covering a diverse range of genres, artists and content. He successfully merged the GRAMMY Foundation and GRAMMY Museum to create the GRAMMY Museum Foundation, blending the cultures of both organizations to scale its programmatic impact. Thanks to his efforts, the Museum achieved double-digit, year-over-year revenue growth in key areas of its mission in just one year.
In 2019, Sticka raised funding for and oversaw a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Museum in downtown Los Angeles, which included the creation of the only gallery in California dedicated to Latin music. He also recruited some of music's biggest stars to co-chair the recently launched Campaign for Music Education, which seeks to further endow the Museum's education programs.
Recognizing the critical role of the Board of Directors, Sticka partnered with the Board to lead the most significant governance overhaul in the Museum's history. Among these changes was the creation of the Nominating/Governance Committee, which established a formal process to recruit new board members who represent the diversity of the Museum's visitors and students, who are passionate about the organization's mission and its community.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Sticka led the Museum's team to create "GRAMMY Museum at Home," a collection of virtual exhibits, artist programs and educational content available for free to the public. Building upon that culture of innovation, the Museum launched COLLECTION:liveTM, the official streaming service of the GRAMMY Museum, which includes the recently launched Learning Hub, consisting of free online lesson plans and educational materials for students and teachers worldwide.
Sticka's career in the arts began as a box office associate and now spans 25+ years in the non-profit industry as a consultant and executive. His artistic passion led him to co-found a regional theatre company that produced innovative plays for schools, opera and philharmonic. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Brian, and their two dogs, Winston and Dante.