The GRAMMY Museum is committed to cultivating musical awareness and appreciation through its community efforts. By bringing a diverse sampling of panels, guests can network, as well as expand their knowledge of the history and business of music.
The GRAMMY Museum’s Community Engagement Department brings music’s past, present, and future to the doorsteps of our diverse communities.
Affiliate Program • Year-round
To further its education initiatives and mission, the GRAMMY Museum seeks to engage like-minded cultural institutions, both universities and cultural centers, in a collaborative and unique approach to arts education and outreach through its affiliate program. As a GRAMMY Museum affiliate, institutions will have access to GRAMMY Museum exhibitions, educational initiatives, research programs, internship opportunities, collaborative marketing and promotions, technical support for interactive displays, and much more.
Interested in becoming an affiliate? Reach out to Kait Nader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Backstage Careers with the LA Urban League • Year-round
The Los Angeles Urban League’s Backstage Careers Program will provide union-approved training to diverse young adults, while facilitating unique access to mentors and opportunities to learn specialized craft and trade skills from industry professionals who are masters in their respective fields. The GRAMMY Museum will work to connect the Urban League to organizations who can offer placements for youth taking part in the program.
City Sounds • Quarterly • Public but requires RSVP
Sounds of LA is a quarterly concert series highlighting the diverse local music that Los Angeles has to offer while seeking to establish the GRAMMY Museum as a supporter of the vibrant local music scene in Los Angeles. Each concert will feature several musical acts from a neighborhood of LA, highlighting a different community each program. Further, each concert will be paired with an enrichment event/activity to happen in the highlighted neighborhood. By hosting local bands at the museum, we are giving them a new platform and are able to cross-pollinate audiences: exposing museum supporters to new local artists and attracting new audiences to the museum itself.
Girl Scout Programs • Bi-Annual
The GRAMMY Museum will welcome Girl Scouts from around Southern California to participate in a speed mentoring session with women from across the music industry.
LGBTQ Outreach • GRAMMY Week
Full-day panel discussions focused on, among other issues, how a new wave of LGBTQ artists are promoting freedom of expression and greater understanding for younger generations. Panel produced in partnership with the Recording Academy, Ally Coalition, GLAAD and Out Magazine.
Mike Curb Mentorship & Careers In Music Program • Year-Round
Under the umbrella of the Mike Curb Mentorship & Careers In Music Program, the GRAMMY Museum has provided high school and college students the opportunity to learn about the music industry from leading experts in the field. These mentorship sessions, titled “Backstage Pass” events, are held both in the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater as well as at venues around Los Angeles and in the Museum’s affiliate locations in Mississippi and New Jersey.
Depending on the preference of the artist and location of the program, as few as 10 students and as many as 200 per event are given the opportunity to speak with and ask questions of musicians, tour managers, lighting technicians, sound engineers, executives from record labels and others, all with the goal of increasing access to careers in music for students in underserved communities. Many students attend multiple events over the course of a school year and all who attend are sent information about those with whom they will be speaking in advance. Additionally, this program has become an entryway for students to participate in other GRAMMY Museum education programs including Summer Sessions and After School Sessions, both of which highlight career pathways in the music industry.
3:00pm – 3:15pm Students arrive and are greeted by artist’s tour manager
3:15pm – 3:45pm Backstage tour of venue and possible introduction to production staff
3:45pm – 4:15pm Moderated Q&A with artist
4:15pm – 4:30pm Students exit (may come back for show if applicable)
This program is generously sponsored by the Mike Curb Family Foundation.
Sensory Friendly Saturdays • Monthly • Public but requires RSVP
In an effort to increase access to our interactive, educational space for those with sensory sensitives, the GRAMMY Museum hosts Sensory Sensitivity Saturdays the first Saturday of every month. During each event, the Museum becomes a more sensory-friendly environment for patrons of all ages and abilities and their families. Programming includes less crowding, quieter sound levels, lower lighting, free admission to the GRAMMY Museum, and more! Guests are invited to enjoy the Museum’s exhibits however they please. All ages and siblings welcome. The GRAMMY Museum is also working towards becoming a Certified Autism Center.
Tuesday Night Record Club • Quarterly • Public but requires RSVP
Started by GRAMMY Museum Affiliate Monmouth University, it’s just like book club but with albums! Join other music enthusiasts to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event!
Union Rescue Mission “Girl Talk” programs • Quarterly • Public but requires RSVP
In partnership with the Union Rescue Missions “Girl Talk” program, the GRAMMY Museum will host quarterly career development panels for teenage women experiencing homelessness.
Women and Music • GRAMMY Week
The GRAMMY Museum will host a day of panels to encourage and celebrate the development and success of women in the music industry and the ways in which they are impacting their communities through music. The day will include conversations with women in all facets of the industry, including producers, songwriters, artists, label heads, entertainment lawyers and other leading industry professionals.
Free Community Events produced during the 2020 GRAMMY Week
Certified Autism Center
We are the first museum certified as a Certified Autism Center™ in California
Through its community efforts, the GRAMMY Museum brings panels together to enhance music appreciation. With a diverse and broad base, guests can network and foster their knowledge of the history and business of music.
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Prior to the Museum opening its doors in 2008, our Public Programs department started producing events off-site. Since then, we’ve produced national events in New York City, Washington, D.C., Tulsa, Austin, and various locations throughout Southern California. Our calendar of eclectic offerings has something for everyone.