Lively Arts Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit presenting and support organization.
Its Mission is to bring an eclectic and multicultural variety of the highest levels of classical and contemporary entertainment to the residents of the San Joaquin Valley for their enjoyment and edification, to foster an enriched environment of the Performing Arts for talented young local students, and to enhance quality of life (including the lives of underserved youth through its Discover Dance! Outreach Program), by continuing to create opportunities to experience the vibrant, unifying, and uplifting power and beauty of the Performing Arts.


Lively Arts’ Discover Dance! Outreach Project introduces the magic of the Performing Arts to thousands of the Central Valley’s underserved students and families by providing tickets to its performances at no cost. Since Covid 19 prevented us from presenting our traditional Friday Morning School Show in 2020, 89,000 Central Valley public school students were invited to enjoy a stream of Central California Ballet’s The Nutcracker. This year we will select at risk students to experience a live ballet performance of Central California Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Saroyan Theatre on December 10th and 11th at no charge.

“The generosity of the Lively Arts Foundation has changed the lives of countless kids in Fresno.”

-Karen Kroske, Retired Program Director, Fresno Police Activities League


Your Support and Donations help ensure that treasures of the Classical Performing Arts will continue to enlighten and entertain Valley residents for years to come.
Please visit our website to learn more about any of our performances or programs!
Tax-Deductible Donations may be made via PayPal using the LAF website’s automated system or by mail to the address on this PDF.

Lively Art’s Barre Association

This category was founded after the April 3, 2008, performance of “Swan Lake” by the Tchaikowski-Perm Ballet & Orchestra, in response to the audience enthusiasm for that noteworthy show. It is for Ballet lovers, especially and will be credited as such. Contribute any amount you wish to help us continue to present classical and contemporary ballet. Barre Association members may volunteer to help with our events, and all will receive priority notification of ballet events, and seating.

*All supporters are recognized at their level of contribution in all season programs and given prior notice of special events.

Supporters are invited to take Quarter-page to Full-page ads in Lively Arts’ performance programs. Call 1-877-608-5883 for ad schedules.

Volunteer Opportunities with Lively Arts

Lively Arts Foundation needs volunteers to help with the Annual Fundraiser, backstage at Central California Ballet’s NUTCRACKER production, and for Office Help. Volunteer at or by phone: 1-559-270-3212