This annual symposium puts educators, artists, and local not-for-profits together with students and members of the community to talk about the state of arts education in Santa Barbara, explains Kenny Slaught. This vital initiative allows insight and direction for creating better, more focused programs in the future. Other education outreach includes an instrument drive for students in need, grants to area programs using resources at the Santa Barbara Bowl, and scholarships for college students studying the performing arts. Also, the foundation finances the children’s program at Cottage Hospital and a collection of in-school and after-school programs, particularly in neighborhoods near the Santa Barbara Bowl. The Notes for Notes program is there to connect students to free instruments and music lessons. A large team of volunteers facilitate these education outreach projects.