Adopted July 2022
The cultural ecosystem of the city of Santa Monica includes a high concentration of creative individuals and resources that is adjacent to one of the nation’s largest and most influential cultural regions — the greater Los Angeles area. We recognize the fluidity of Santa Monica’s population as it triples in size daily due to a commuting workforce. BroadStage acknowledges the many communities that have developed and shaped Santa Monica into its present-day existence as a creative center and tourist destination.
BroadStage is part of Santa Monica College, recognized as a leading Community College in California, and the nation. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, SMC embraces Santa Monica’s commitment to historically underserved populations. The college embodies and educates a microcosm of the distinct communities of Los Angeles County. Our relationship to SMC faculty, staff, and 33,000 plus students allows us to connect the arts to curricular goals, influencing and developing the future of arts audiences and participants.
Historically, BroadStage audiences have not been reflective of the array of identities and experiences that occupy the city of Santa Monica and its surroundings. As we move forward, we invite audiences that are intergenerational, encompass all gender identities, include varied socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, and strive to accommodate people of all abilities. We recognize that our work will become evident gradually with each season as we expand our community relationships with the many Santa Monicas — past, present, and future.