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 serves as President/CEO of the GRAMMY Museum, having been appointed in June 2018 after serving as the Recording Academy’s Assistant Controller/Director of Accounting. In his role, he is responsible for collaborating with the Board of Directors to create and execute the Museum’s strategy of growth and sustainability as an independent nonprofit arts organization. Since taking helm of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, he has led a team that has accomplished double-digit year-over-year revenue growth in all key areas of its mission, including attendance, membership, retail, event sales, and public programs. Additionally, he oversees the Museum Foundation’s national programming, including its GRAMMY In The Schools, grants for music research and preservation and national affiliates.
In his first year, he successfully raised more than $5.5 million in partnership with the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy to launch a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Museum in downtown Los Angeles, building the only
gallery dedicated to Latin music in California. An advocate for accessibility, the GRAMMY Museum became the only museum named as a Certified Autism Center in California. Sticka successfully navigated the Museum through more than 12 months
of closure due to COVID. Within five days of closing the Museum, he led the team to create one of the first and most robust museum digital presences anywhere in the country by creating GRAMMY Museum at Home, a collection of virtual
exhibits, artist programs and educational content available free to educators and music lovers worldwide. Building upon its culture of innovation, the Museum launched COLLECTION:live, the official streaming service of the GRAMMY Museum
available on all major streaming platforms.
Prior to joining the Academy, Sticka spent close to a decade in management, consulting for nonprofit organizations and co-founded the Zoot Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio, which had a successful 10-year run of producing theatre for schools and arts organizations.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dayton.
VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
CHIEF CURATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT OF CURATORIAL AFFAIRS
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS
CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION FOR GRAMMY IN THE SCHOOLS
VICE PRESIDENT OF ARTIST RELATIONS, PUBLIC PROGRAMMING & CONTENT
PUBLIC PROGRAMS & ARTIST RELATIONS
SECURITY & FACILITIES
Established in 1957, the Recording Academy® is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence, the Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy is dedicated to our mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers, and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture.
AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, is the owner and operator of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE’s physical property. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, AEG owns or is affiliated with over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as Crypto.com Arena (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England).