What We Do
In order to promote the arts as an integral and necessary facet of education that elevates the human spirit and provokes the imagination, inspires personal discovery and intellectual inquiry, and sustains an inclusive and diverse community, UCSB Arts & Lectures embraces this mission:
To present an innovative, unique, entertaining and diverse program of exceptional performances, film and lectures and thus:
- Enhance the educational experience at the University
- Foster artistic excellence and creativity
- Connect UCSB and the richly varied communities of the Central Coast
A&L presents performances featuring touring artists including world-class dancers, classical and world musicians, performance artists and theater companies.
Film screenings include international cinema, independent films, documentaries, the best Hollywood movies, and occasionally restored silent classics with live piano accompaniment.
Lectures and Special Events
Lectures and special events have featured writers, artists, government officials, financial experts, mountain climbers and adventures, scientists, and other notable accomplished people.
Arts & Lectures manages the campus-wide Regents’ Lectureship Program.
We create and operate an Artist-in-Residence program that features master
classes, lecture-demonstrations, open rehearsals, and classroom discussions
at UCSB, in addition to visits to local elementary and high schools. For further information,
Who We Are
Celesta M. Billeci, Miller McCune Executive Director
Roman Baratiak, Associate Director
Meghan Bush, Director of Marketing & Communications
Michele Bynum, Senior Artist
Emily Cesca, Financial Analyst
Diane Deal, Special Projects Manager
Kevin Grant, Business Analyst
Susan Hodges, Public Events Assistant
Karna Hughes, Senior Writer/Publicist
Brittany Kemp, Administrative Assistant
Elisabeth Leader, Director of Development
Mari Levasheff, Media/Marketing Associate
Laureen Lewis, Director of Operations
Jim Muneio, Ticket Office Manager
Cori Ochoa, Development Assistant
Cathy Oliverson, Manager for Performing Arts & Education Outreach
Sandy Robertson, Senior Director of Development & Special Initiatives
Heather Silva, Programming Manager