Everyone at Oracle believes that art is necessary to live a full life. So, we work with great artists to create great art to share with as many citizens as possible. And we give it to them for free.
To fund this endeavor, we depend on The Forty 4 – a sponsorship program supported by members who contribute as little as $5 per month, to as much as $10,000 or more per year.
Since Public Access Theatre launched in 2010, we have served 10,765 people.
The idea for Public Access Theatre was born out of 2 different desires:
- Everyone at Oracle wanted to devote themselves to serving the community.
- Everyone at Oracle wanted to expand the artistic programming and opportunities at Oracle.
Almost all theatre and production companies depend on ticket sales to generate revenue for their organizations. We acknowledge the importance of this model, which helps many of the world’s finest arts institutions flourish and grow. However, consider your favorite NPR station, PBS station, or even your church: the board, the staff, and the artists come together with an idea for a program, they work to find funding for it, and they present it to the community free of charge.
Oracle has retrofitted that model into every aspect of our organization.
And we are changing the way people experience the arts.
We don’t want to leave anyone behind. You can’t live without art. So, let’s make art for all.
In 1984, Bread and Puppet Theatre in Vermont proclaimed:
“Art is food. You can’t eat it but it feeds you. Art has to be cheap and available to everybody. It needs to be everywhere because it is the inside of the world.”
How many people have enjoyed free art at Oracle?
Since Public Access Theatre launched in 2010, we have served 12,014 people.
Help us spread a love for the arts worldwide!
People Served in Public Access Theatre: 12,014
The Radio Movement: 1,156
Lite: 3,762 hours
Season 1 in Public Access Theatre (2010-2011)
Radio Movement: 546
Livestream: 1,622 viewer hours
Season 2 in Public Access Theatre (2012)
Radio Movement: 610
Livestream: 1,165 viewer hours + 975 Audience