Friends of the Arts

FOTA takes FCC arts programs to new levels of excellence through scholarship and program support!

Founded in 1985, Friends of the Arts (FOTA) has established scholarships for students entering the Theatre Arts, Music and Dance Programs for more than 25 years. Friends of the Arts also assists with the costs associated with the production of plays, dance programs and marketing for all arts programs. 

FOTA's Mission Statement

It is our mission to act as Patrons of the Arts (Fine, Performing, Communication Arts and Creative Writing), supporting excellence and innovation in arts education at Fresno City College through leadership, advocacy and financial support. 

FOTA's Vision Statement

It is our vision to champion new and innovative projects that enhance existing programs and curriculum by challenging and stimulating the creative aspirations of students and faculty while contributing significantly to the culture and vitality of our campus and local community.

FOTA's Funding Criteria

Our funding criteria is guided by our mission and vision statement and the following criteria:

Meritorious proposals 

  • Requests that have marketing opportunities for FOTA 
  • FOTA members 
  • Proposals that serve 10 or more member of the Fresno City College community 

We do not fund individual students. Equitable distribution of funds among our constituents is a priority.


Toasting the Arts: Jazz Night

Friday, October 21, 2022
5:00 - 9:00p.m.

Our annual dinner, entertainment, and auction fundraiser. Toasting the Arts is a wonderful opportunity to share an evening in support of Fresno City College Arts. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the free entertainment or purchase a fundraising ticket to reserve VIP seating at a table. VIP tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door, or $400 for a table of ten. Each ticket also includes a souvenir gift, light hors d'oeuvres, dessert, 2 adult beverages and 1 soft drink. This year will feature live music and entertainment, food trucks, a silent auction, an Art Space Gallery pop-up, and children's activities. Tickets are available for purchase now!

Buy VIP Tickets

FOTA Membership

To become a supporter of the Friends of the Arts (FOTA) organization at Fresno City College, please call 559.442.8221, sign up online or download our FOTA membership application

Membership Levels

Three levels of membership with "perks" including complimentary tickets to FPCA events!


  • $5.00 per month payroll deduction or $60.00 per year
  • Invitation to all Friends of the Arts receptions
  • Two free tickets to one event of your choice*


  • $10.00 per month payroll deduction or $120.00 per year
  • Invitation to all Friends of the Arts receptions
  • One season pass to all fine and performing arts productions*
  • Two free tickets to New Wrinkles 


  • $20.00 per month payroll deduction or $240.00 per year
  • Invitation to all Friends of the Arts receptions
  • Two season passes to all fine and performing arts productions*
  • Four free tickets to New Wrinkles

*Excludes New Wrinkles and benefit performances.

Contact Information

Phone: 559.442.8221 
Email: Jennifer Mtunga
Location: Theatre Box Office (Building #26)
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Fresno City College
Attn: Theatre Box Office
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741