State of the Arts Summit 2023: Rebuilding Our Communities

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State of the Arts Summit 2023: Rebuilding Our Communities

Join fellow artists, arts administrators, workers, and regional leaders for an evening of exploration and engagement.

By Arts for a Better Bay Area

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 28 · 4 - 9pm PDT


American Conservatory Theater Strand Theater 1127 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103

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About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join Arts for a Better Bay Area for our annual art convening as we focus on rebuilding our arts and culture communities.

We’ll discuss current challenges in the wake of the COVID pandemic and explore how to build collective impact to strengthen our communities and sector.


Artists, administrators, government officials, and representatives from various networks, coalitions, collectives, and advocacy groups will convene to learn from one another to strengthen the arts sector.

Our theme, "Rebuilding Our Communities," will explore collective ways the arts community can develop and bridge supportive connections as we emerge from the pandemic. Our goal is to strengthen our networks and build support allowing us to mobilize around critical issues, important policies, and other matters.

~ The event will include plenary statements and key information from regional arts leaders about the local and regional arts sector, break-out sessions and discussions, networking and more! Stay-tuned as we confirm all event components and activities! ~


As of 5/25/23

Breakout session topics include:

  • Economic Recovery in the Arts
  • Housing for the Artist Workforce: Revisiting Artists’ Housing
  • Regional Economic Recovery Through the Arts
  • Proposition E (Arts for Everyone - 2018) Update & Discussion

Confirmed speakers & participants include: Ralph Remington, Director of Cultural Affairs - San Francisco Arts Commission; Jonathan Moscone, Executive Director - California Arts Council; Kate Sofis, Executive Director - Office of Economic and Workforce Development; Julie Baker, CEO - Californians for the Arts; Vallie Brown, Director - Grants for the Arts (City/County of San Francisco); Honey Mahogany, Founder - Compton's Transgender Cultural District; Laura Poppiti, Program Director - Center for Cultural Innovation; Richard Raya, Chief Strategy Officer - Mission Economic Development Agency; Vinay Patel, Executive Director - Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center; ; Joen Madonna, Executive Director - ArtSpan; Lauren Macmadu, Head of External Relations & Cary McClelland, Chief Operating Officer - YBCA; Joshua Simon, Senior Advisor - Community Arts Stabilization Trust; Meredith Winner, Chief Operating Officer - Building 180/Paint the Void; Meg Shiffler, Director & Kathryn Reasoner & Ian Winters, cofounders - Artist Space Trust; Jenny Cohn, Client Success Manager - TRG Arts; Fernando Pujals, Deputy Director - Mid-Market Business Association & Foundation


Don’t miss this opportunity to create a stronger, more resilient arts community.

** This is a FREE event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations encouraged **

Register today!


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