Future Forward Campaign

You are a part of our story! Festival family member and former Board member Ron Phillips. 

“The Ojai Music Festival is an unabashedly idealistic and joyous venture. Its informality, adventurous spirit, and magical setting inspire a lovely sense of community that joins artists and audiences. We all play a part in assuring the continuation and growth of what we cherish. This lovely gem of a music festival is something of a miracle, brought to fruition by all of us.

Join us in supporting a bright present and future for this musical treasure.”
Ara Guzelimian, Artistic & Executive Director

The Ojai Music Festival is a creative laboratory for musical innovation. At the Festival each year, we create new works, launch artists’ careers, start musical conversations, and weave together music, performers, and an engaged and loyal audience in the enchanting Ojai Valley. The alchemy of the Ojai Music Festival is recognized and respected nationally and internationally at a level that far exceeds its size or resources.

We’ve launched the Future Forward Campaign – the first in our 75-year history – to expand our reach and secure our future.

We invite you to seize this moment and join us in shaping the future of contemporary music. Your support will honor our legacy of musical innovation, push creative boundaries, and build our capacity to serve a wider audience.

Join us in inventing the Future.

Artistic Excellence Fund

Encountering today’s most exciting artists in an intimate setting is the heart of the Festival experience. The Artistic Excellence Fund will give our Music Directors and our Artistic Director enhanced support to plan new works, invent new experiences, and take the Ojai Music Festival wherever their imagination leads.

Learn more about the Artistic Excellence fund here

Creative Laboratory Fund

Presenting new work is one of the things the Ojai Music Festival does best. The Creative Laboratory Fund will give Festival Artists greater freedom to experiment by providing additional funding for commissions, special projects, and the workshops and rehearsals needed to deliver performance-ready work at the Festival, as well as enhanced programming throughout the year.

Learn more about the Creative Laboratory Fund here


The BRAVO program brings musical enrichment programs to students in K-12 schools in Ventura County, along with free community performances, artist residencies, and arts mentorship funding for college students as they begin their artistic careers. Building the BRAVO fund will expand the presence of the Ojai Music Festival in local high schools, grow our internship program, and support more free community events.

Learn more about the BRAVO Fund here

To discuss your gift with us,
please contact Anna Wagner, Director of Philanthropy at
(805) 646-2094 or [email protected]
Ojai Festivals, Ltd.
A 501(c)(3) organization
Tax ID 95-2122508
P.O. Box 185, Ojai, CA 93024