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State of the Arts: building collective impact

You’re invited! April 12th, 2018 – Convene, share, learn, connect & celebrate!

BUILDING COLLECTIVE IMPACT – when we learn together and work collectively we develop more opportunities for change

LEARN – and engage with experts in arts and culture Bay Area-wide
CONNECT – with artists, art administrators, supporters, policymakers, and advocates from a variety of disciplines and fields
CELEBRATE – the arts and culture community in concert with colleagues and new connections

You are invited to the 1st annual State of the Arts - a half-day convening and celebration for the local arts and culture community.

Join Bay Area artists, arts and culture workers, supporters and advocates to share knowledge, inspire, and celebrate. We will discuss pressing issues regarding living and working in the Bay Area, learn about opportunities to make change, and honor exemplary work in our field.

The event will include a ‘state of the arts’ address by local experts, a variety of breakout sessions designed with your interests in mind, an awards ceremony, and a networking and social hour.

(Confirmed presenters: Tom DeCaigny, San Francisco Director of Arts and Culture - Roberto Bedoya, Oakland Cultural Affairs Manager - Lex Lefheit, Arts for a Better Bay Area co-founder - Honey Mahogany, San Francisco Transgender Cultural District)

Please invite your colleagues, friends and fellow advocates! Registration is required to attend.

Register directly at:

(Registration fees include a year membership to Arts for a Better Bay Area, a local arts advocacy nonprofit and event host. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, free early bird tickets available.)