Network dev, planner, strategist, communication design and the occasional all out party

I support Arts for a Better Bay Area because it supports all of us. 

  • Sign the petition: Sign the petition

    Thank You letter to our City officials - Sign & share

    We appreciate all the work our elected officials and community have contributed to make possible an unprecedented $7 million increased investment to the arts in SF!

    GOAL: 91 signatures

    Dear Mayor Lee and Supervisors of San Francisco:

    We stand together with Arts for a Better Bay Area to thank San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for his historic Shared Prosperity package, a $7 million enhancement to arts funding in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 municipal budget. This represents a 14 percent growth over previous budgets for the San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts. It includes a $2 million enhancement (a 50 percent increase) to the City’s groundbreaking Cultural Equity Endowment Fund as well as $1 million to Grants for the Arts to support small and mid-sized arts nonprofits, individual artists and historically underserved communities through grants and capacity building.

    This effort constituted the largest arts increase by the city in over 20 years, something that was long overdue. The Mayor's investment is testament to San Francisco's commitment to celebrate its diversity and cultures thus ensuring that it remains a world-class city.

    The road to this success could not have been made possible without the support of District Supervisors including Supervisors Breed, Mar, Kim, Avalos, Campos, Yee, Farrell, Weiner, Tang, Cohen, and Christensen.   

    Arts for a Better Bay will continue to bring the community together to support our elected officials in recognizing, valuing, and investing in the arts essential to the well-being of Bay Area residents.

    Thank you,

    San Francisco arts community

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  • Contribute to the Online Arts Commons

    To Inform, Mobilize, and Sustain a member powered network we encourage you to contribute to the Online Commons. Please review the Commons Guidelines below and complete the Contribution Form.

    Questions? Email us at [email protected]


    Information shared through the Online Commons must align with ABBA’s Mission, VIsion, and current Committee Priorities. This space is to help share fair and balanced information about timely and pervasive issues/events impacting the cultural vitality of the Bay Area region and our neighborhoods.

    Mission: Arts for a Better Bay Area (ABBA), is a coalition of San Francisco arts practitioners invested in quality of life, creative expression, cultural equity and vibrant neighborhoods.  

    ABBA’s vision is to:
    > Create a network powered by members who believe that arts and culture play a vital role in this region’s identity and quality of life.
    > Cultivate a healthy environment in which arts and culture thrive and are accessible to all.
    > Inform and mobilize individuals, organizations and coalitions on policies connected to a rapidly changing region.  

    For Up to Date Info & Conversations
    Follow us on Twitter@arts4BayArea
    Like the FACEBOOK page    

    Ways to CONTRIBUTE:


    Write an Essay for the Commons

    Content Parameters: Essays are rigorously edited, and response time averages 3-5 weeks.
    Length: 1,500-2,000 words and 2-3 photos/graphics.
    Publishing: Depending on the backlog of content, articles may wait as long as 2-3 months before publication.  

    Write a Blog or Curate/Write a Blog Series

    Content Parameters: Blog posts are edited for style and information accessibility. Length: 750-1000 words and 1-2 photos/graphics. Publishing: Blogs can usually be published within a month of submission. Series: If you want to propose a blog series, include: One sample post, the total number of posts proposed, along with a content outline, ideal publication timeline (i.e. one per week, one per month, etc.), a title for your series, and a one sentence series description.  

    Event/Education Opportunity Sharing

    Content Parameters: We send a newsletter out twice a month that highlights ABBA events/policy education and other relevant opportunities to participate in advocacy and policy education. Additionally we post relevant events on our Facebook & Twitter. Length: 10-25 words, including event title, date/time, location, short description, event URL Publishing: We will review all shared events posted to our Facebook Page and consider reposting and/or including them in our other communications. Please post news/event info at least 3-6 weeks before to ensure ample sharing time.

    Because space in the newsletter is very limited, events that have substantial arts and artist-specific content are the most likely to be included, as are event submissions that use the following format:

    [event title]
    [day of week, date, time of event]
    [event location]
    [description (max 25 words)]
    [event url]  

    Comments Policy

    All comments on the site are moderated. Most comments will be posted if they are on topic and not personal attacks, but moderating decisions is subjective. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers and generally cannot alter a comment once it is posted. Sometimes we will delete an offensive posting, but not always. We have limited tolerance for personal attacks, incoherence, and shouting. Whenever possible we encourage the use of real names.  

    Facebook Policy

    ABBA values open discussion on issues facing our communities, neighborhoods, and organizations and we invite you to engage in a respectful and collaborative dialogue on these issues. By participating on this page, you are agreeing to our Facebook policy, outlined below. We reserve the right to delete posts on our page containing any of the following elements:

    - self-promotion and/or promotion of organization-specific or individual events
    - profane language that may be offensive to some of our users 
    - misinformation
    - spam
    - off-topic / irrelevant posts
    - personal attacks 
    - promotion of violence
    - promotion of illegal activities or activities inconsistent with the values of ABBA.

    We will contact you if something you post is interpreted to be in violation of this policy.  If you repeatedly violate this policy, ABBA will remove you from the page.  

    How does ABBA use Twitter?

    ABBA uses Twitter to share good news, engage in direct conversation with our diverse communities, and to spread current knowledge and facts about arts, culture, and arts advocacy. We invite you to follow our Tweets at @arts4BayArea.

  • Cultural Space

    Cultural Space Committee aims to develop and implement preservation strategies for cultural spaces and artist housing.

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