Who We Are

Purpose

Arts for a Better Bay Area (ABBA) is a network of artists, advocates, and supporters dedicated to building community-wide solidarity to increase support and equitable access to the arts. As a coalition of individuals and organizations we inform and mobilize the arts community through community-driven action.

ABBA’s desire is to be guided and informed by its network and membership. With this, a group of ‘Stewards’ of up to 15 individuals representative of the arts and culture community volunteer to steer and oversee operations and programming. Stewards are initiated annually and can serve multiple years.

We thank our network and volunteers in supporting ABBA’s purpose and goals!

Interested in becoming an ABBA Steward to help develop arts advocacy efforts for the Bay Area? We would love to hear from you! Please write to info@betterbayarea.org to inquire.

Current Team of Stewards & Staff:

Brad Erickson, Theatre Bay Area
Deborah Cullinan and Jonathan Moscone, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Ernesto Sopprani, THEOFFCENTER / AIRSpace
Joe Landini, SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
Joen Madonna, ArtSpan
Maria Jenson, SOMArts
Reed Davaz McGowan, Youth Art Exchange
Susie McKinnon, Independent 
Vinay Patel, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Administration

Susie McKinnon

Fiscal Sponsorship, SOMArts
__________________

Web Design, Print and branding support, Ernesto Sopprani