Annually, the symposium allows educators, artists, donors, and local not-for-profits to meet students and members of the community and discuss the state of arts education in the area. This incredible initiative provides insight and direction for forming better, more focused programs in the future. Other education outreach projects include a drive to collect instruments to donate to students in need, grants for local programs that wish to make use of resources available at the Santa Barbara Bowl, and funding for college students pursuing the performing arts. Additionally, notes Kenny Slaught, the foundation finances a children’s program at Cottage Hospital and various in-school and after-school programs, particularly in neighborhoods feeling the concert season at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The Notes for Notes program, however, connects students with free instruments and lessons. A massive volunteer committee oversees the educational outreach projects.