Theatre 29 Youth Theatre Program—Summer 2021 Applications OPEN

After having to cancel the 2020 program because of the Coronavirus, with new CDC guidelines and protocols in place, the 2021 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program is well into the planning stages and staff members are ready for this exciting educational experience in the live arts!


The program will run Monday through Friday from July 7 through August 8, 2021, culminating with performances of “Disney’s Moana Jr.” the first weekend of August with dates and times to be announced subject to state guidelines. The Youth Theater Program and the performances will all be held at the Theatre 29 building at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.

The program will break into two age groups limited to 25 students each with “Juniors” (7-11 years old) meeting from 9:30 am – 12 noon. The “Seniors” (age 11-17) will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The cost for the Program is $60.00 per student. (A grant from The City of Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Commission, 29 Palms Rotary, and private donors keeps our program fees low.)

The program will teach a wide variety of theatrical skills, including auditioning, acting, singing for musical theater, choreography, costuming, make-up, props, backstage skills, set construction, lighting, sound, and box office management.

5-7 students in each age group will be identified as “Stage Crew” and will be primarily responsible for building and painting sets, building props, and working backstage during the productions.

All students who are applying must agree to be in attendance for the entire month-long program. After an initial orientation session July 5th, parents/guardians will not be able to attend. Students will supply their own basic costumes; Theatre 29 will supply specialty pieces and other details for more complex costuming. Meals will not be provided; individual water bottles will be provided. Parents/guardian must agree to drop off students up to 15 minutes before the session and pick them up within 15 minutes of the end of the session. No cell phones will be allowed during sessions.

Students who are not vaccinated will be required to wear masks and maintain 3-foot social distancing. No masks will be required for performances which will be blocked to maintain a safe distance. Any adult staff not vaccinated will be required to be masked and maintain distance. Theatre 29 is investing in complete Covid safety protocols for students, staff, and audiences.

Program Overview

The Theatre 29 Summer 2021 Youth Theater Program has received permission from Disney to produce a DVD of the performance which will be made available for each student. They will also get a CD or Mp3 file of the music, their script to keep, a program T-Shirt, water bottle, wardrobe bag, and friends, memories and skills to last a lifetime! The last performance will culminate in a “Cast Pizza Party”.

The 2021 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater Program will be presented by experienced Theatre 29 volunteers. Gary Daigneault is the Program Director. The Musical, “Disney’s Moana Jr.” will be directed by Daigneault for the “Seniors”, Char Childs will direct the “Juniors”. The Musical Director for the program is Bianca Stoker, Choreographer is Lisa Goldberg, Technical Director is Cole Subriar and Cindy Daigneault will coordinate the costuming.

Application Details

Applications  available at and must be turned in to an address on the application by June 18, 2021. Payment in full is due with the application. The first 25 applicants with payment will be notified via e-mail, late applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

If the fee is a challenge or a hinderance to attendance, apply for a scholarship on the application form, you will be informed if your application for a scholarship is accepted.

For any additional information about the program, e-mail Gary Daigneault at


NEW Community Arts Grant Program—RCCAAF

Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation (RCCAAF) proudly presents their NEW Community Arts Grant Program.

With the support of these grant funds, the grant program will inspire and encourage local entities and individuals to create or develop new or expanded arts experiences for the Rancho Cucamonga community.

It will offer small grants of up to $5,000 to:

  • local groups
  • non-profits
  • schools
  • artists

Apply Today! .

The Foundation is providing in total up to $25,000 in grant funds for the 21/22 program.

Information on the grant program including a downloadable application and instructions packet is available below:

Application & Proposal Deadline is: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Please note: All arts projects proposed, both visual and performing, must be within the city of Rancho Cucamonga and be completed by June 1, 2022.

More information on the grant program please send an email to or call the Foundation phone line at (909) 581-6355.


RAFFMA Presents: Emerging Artist Virtual Exhibition

Emerging Artist Virtual Exhibition

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art welcomes all artists to submit artwork to the Emerging Artist Virtual Exhibition as part of the International Museum Week 2021.

Exhibition Theme:

The year 2020 has been like no other. The COVID-19 crisis has swept the whole world abruptly, affecting every aspect of our lives, from the interactions with our loved ones, to the way we perceive our homes and cities, to our work and its organization. Art is no exception to these changes and in some ways, we are among the most affected due to our strong dependence on social and experiential interactions. The way artists make and present art has changed; artists have adapted by embracing technology to create, exhibit and/or reach new audiences.

For the purpose of this virtual exhibition, RAFFMA asks all emerging artists to either create or share an original work that has been made to adapt or react to this new wave of art and technology.

Submissions are open to all mediums and any use of technology.

Deadline: April 30, 2020 11:59 p.m.

Submit your application here.


(Dis)Comfort: A Virtual Project June 1 – August 31, 2021

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art presents:

(Dis)Comfort: A Virtual Project

When we think of comfort and (dis)comfort, we often think of polar-opposite feelings of ease and unease; however, in 2020/2021 the global pandemic, cultural and racial upheaval, and the myriad of changes to our lives have left us feeling a constellation of emotions.

This virtual project is a call to consider your own experiences with comfort and (dis)comfort in this time of instability, disruption, and isolation.

Open to Chaffey College students, artists, and community members who live, go to college, and/or work in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

SUBMISSION DATES: May 1-16, 2021

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – August 31, 2021

Learn more below about eligibility and the application process below:

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College. 


News Opportunities

Artists are 2nd Responders Awards- Apply Today!

“First responders save lives; second responders help put people’s lives back together. Artists are essential workers in our society and our economy, helping us recover, reflect, and rebuild.” -Californians for the Arts

Did you or your arts organization create an art piece in 2020 that addresses racial justice and/or in response to Covid-19?*

Do you live or work in San Bernardino or Riverside County?

Take a few minutes to apply to the Artists are 2nd Responders Award by the submission deadline: April 30th, 2021.

Arts for IE will feature the work of three artists and arts organizations at its 2021 Virtual State of the Arts Summit on May 14th in an effort to recognize the work of artists as 2nd responders.

Awardees also receive a $200 cash award.

Application Here.

*One entry per artist or arts organization. Applicants must live or work in San Bernardino or Riverside counties.