Arts for a Better Bay Area and SAFEhouse Arts were proud to host this panel and discussion on 9/24/20 to connect with several local arts leaders working at the forefront of recovery efforts. We shared candid conversations about what we know, discussed what we wish we knew, and considered what we can be doing in the short and long-term. Two themes surfaced during the event; there are still many questions and a need to advocate for our venues, organizations, and sector. Please click below to access recordings and resource documents.
Launching REBOUND - ARTS Equity & Recovery Series - 9/24, Arts & Recovery for Smaller Venues and Organizations
Are you confused about the arts reopening in San Francisco? You are not alone. Join us to hear from and connect with local arts leaders working at the forefront of recovery efforts, now.Read more
Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Fund Begins Second Wave of Grant Awards - All workers in the visual, literary, media, film, and video arts seeking financial support are encouraged to apply!Read more
Due to the Covid-19 Crisis Artists, Workers, and Organizations Are Struggling.
The cancelation and closure of events, performances, and programs are having a drastic effect on the arts and culture sector and its workers.
Please help by donating to the Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Funds, NOW.
Arts for a Better Bay Area has joined with several local Bay Area arts service organizations to establish funds to aid cultural workers (sector-wide) during the crisis.
Thanks to the following organizations for stepping up to develop this initiative to assist arts workers in need: Artspan, Dancer's Group, Emerging Arts Professionals, Independent Arts & Media, Intersection for the Arts, and Theatre Bay Area
AB-5 went into law on January 1, 2020. While it intends to protect workers, there is much concern from many sectors of the economy and workforce about the possible negative impacts the law will have on businesses, nonprofits, and independent workers.
Assembly Member Gonzalez’s (author) is now reviewing and considering amending and clarifying the law, now called AB-1850. Continue reading to learn how to send your messages, opinions, and requests to lawmakers.Read more
If You Are an Arts and Culture Organization that Retains Independent Contractors, or, You Are an Independent Contractor -- Make Sure You Are Informed About State Law AB-5 and How it can Affect You
AB-5 Will Go Into Effect on January 1, 2020, So There Is No Time to Waste!
AB-5 tightens up the rules used to determine whether a worker can be classified as an independent contractor. While the bill intends to advance worker rights, benefits, and protections (only available to employees), the law will have an impact on arts sector organizations and individuals. Use this page to access a variety of materials and opportunities to learn more!
Also, please take this short survey by Californians for the Arts and share so arts advocates can learn more about your interests and concerns to share with lawmakers!Read more
- ‘San Francisco Arts Post Prop E, A Policy Win for Arts & Culture. NOW, WHAT?’ convening brought together 30+ arts and culture community members to discuss local advocacy for the arts, share ideas, and pose questions.
- ABBA joined over 200 arts and culture leaders, organizations and advocates from California in Sacramento for the first annual statewide Advocacy Day.
- Arts for a Better Bay Area joined 29 other Bay Area arts/culture and nonprofit leaders to discuss San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts recommendations for the Arts Impact Endowment (AIE) in a 2-day Working Group.
Proposition E, Hotel Tax Allocation Initiative Ordinance for Arts and Culture in San Francisco WINS at 74%
On November 6th, 2018, Election Day, San Francisco voters chose to prioritize and claim arts and culture as essential to the City – with the passing of Proposition E.Read more
Proposition E requires 2/3rds vote to pass and needs the community's support to inform, educate and engage the public on the importance of passing the measure. Proposition E, if passed will benefit the entire City and all who visit by increasing arts and culture opportunities for all.
Here are some ideas on how you or your organization can get involved to support the Proposition E campaign. The sky's the limit, you can recommend some ways to inform, and engage your networks, too!Read more
Dr. Anne Huang, Development Director, World Arts West (Heritage)
Bio: Dr. Anne Huang is the Development Director of World Arts West, producers of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, which supports Bay Area dance companies that are sustaining and celebrating the world’s cultural legacy. Anne is the former Executive Director of Oakland Asian Cultural Center, where she transformed a struggling arts organization into a thriving cultural institution serving 50,000 people a year, and forged innovative partnerships such as 100 Families: Art and Social Change and Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project with StoryCorps...