Susie McKinnon published REBOUND 3: 10/7 - BIPOC Voices & Reflection on Local Arts & Culture Materials & Survey in Advocacy & Resources 2021-10-19 17:08:41 -0700
On Oct. 7th, 2021 Arts for a Better Bay Area and SAFEHouse Arts initiated the 3rd Rebound - ARTS Equity & Recovery series: BIPOC Voices & Reflection on Local Arts & Culture. The event was designed and planned by an influential and thoughtful steering committee of local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) arts and culture leaders. Click 'continue reading' for a recap and materials, and to share your thoughts on reopening arts & culture!Read more
Susie McKinnon published REBOUND 12/17 - Re-imagine San Francisco Through the Arts Recap & Resources in Advocacy & Resources 2021-02-03 17:13:20 -0800
On 12/17/20, Arts for a Better Bay Area and SAFEHouse Arts initiated the 2nd Rebound: ARTS, Equity & Recover series, Re-Imagine San Francisco Through the Arts. The event was realized through a significant collaboration between several arts organizations, cultural centers, cultural districts, and leaders. Click 'continue reading' for a recap, materials, and to share your thoughts on the event and topic!Read more
Susie McKinnon published REBOUND - 9/24, Arts & Recovery for Smaller Venues and Organizations Recap & Resources in Advocacy & Resources 2020-09-29 15:32:31 -0700
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.
Susie McKinnon published Launching REBOUND - ARTS Equity & Recovery Series - 9/24, Arts & Recovery for Smaller Venues and Organizations in Advocacy & Resources 2020-09-17 14:26:07 -0700
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
Susie McKinnon published Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Funds - (Covid-19 crisis) in Resources (art/culture) 2020-04-01 14:29:05 -0700
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
Susie McKinnon published State Law AB-5 - How Does It Impact Arts & Culture Nonprofits and Independent Contractors? in Policy 2019-11-15 16:14:40 -0800
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
Susie McKinnon published Proposition E - Arts for Everyone, Doesn’t Raise Taxes Passes - notification in Proposition E 2018 2018-11-08 10:45:53 -0800
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
Susie McKinnon published Proposition E Campaign support ideas in Proposition E 2018 2018-09-21 11:17:49 -0700
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
Susie McKinnon published Arts Enabler Awardees 2018 Spotlight Series - Dr. Anne Huang in Artist & Community Spotlights 2018-09-20 13:56:30 -0700
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...
Susie McKinnon published Artist & Community Spotlights in Arts Commons (updates/resources/info) 2018-08-20 12:32:35 -0700
Arts Enabler Awardees 2018 Spotlight Series - Dr. Anne Huang
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Arts Enabler Awardees 2018 Spotlight Series - Michelle Holdt
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Susie McKinnon published Proposition E 2018 in Arts Commons (updates/resources/info) 2018-08-16 11:26:38 -0700
Proposition E - Arts for Everyone, Doesn’t Raise Taxes Passes!
Posted by Susie McKinnon · November 08, 2018 10:45 AM · 1 reaction
Measure E: Arts for Everyone, Doesn’t Raise Taxes - General InformationSee all posts
Posted by · August 22, 2018 1:12 PM · 1 reaction
Susie McKinnon published Resources (art/culture) in Arts Commons (updates/resources/info) 2018-08-15 20:41:39 -0700
Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Fund Begins Second Wave of Grants ~ July 22, 2020
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Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Funds - (Please Donate)See all posts
Posted by Susie McKinnon · April 01, 2020 2:29 PM · 1 reaction
Susie McKinnon published Advocacy & Resources in Arts Commons (updates/resources/info) 2018-08-15 20:41:06 -0700
November 2022 Election ~ San Francisco D6 Candidates on Arts & Culture
Posted by Arts for a Better Bay Area · October 26, 2022 3:15 PM · 1 reaction
CALL TO ACTION: Continued Support to Hotel Tax Arts & Culture Allocation
Posted by Arts for a Better Bay Area · February 16, 2022 6:17 PM · 1 reaction
REBOUND - ARTS Equity & Recovery Series (#4) 2/17/22 - Rising from the AshesSee all posts
Posted by Arts for a Better Bay Area · January 23, 2022 12:20 PM · 1 reaction
Take Action Toolkit - Regarding AB-5 (CA law on worker classification)
Posted by Susie McKinnon · March 02, 2020 11:50 AM · 1 reaction
State Law AB-5 - How Does It Impact Arts & Culture Nonprofits and Independent Contractors?See all posts
Posted by Susie McKinnon · November 15, 2019 4:14 PM · 1 reaction
Welcome to the Arts Commons, an online resource that includes posts and blogs to help you gain insightful information and arts and culture advocacy guidance. Here you will find posts, articles, and publications from prominent local leaders and trusted sources that include significant information, data, and resources for the arts and culture community and arts advocates.
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Susie McKinnon published Organizational Membership - one time payment in Become a Member 2018-07-17 15:12:08 -0700$5,580.00 raisedGOAL: $6,000.00
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