#FutureOfTheArts: Stories of resilience from arts communities

Woman in a red dress standing at a microphone.
Youth Speaks / Daniel Schafer

Over the past three years, the performing arts community has shown incredible resilience. Through all the challenges presented by the pandemic, artists continued creating and the Bay Area arts community came together in the spirit of mutual aid to support one another.

This spring, with the worst of the pandemic hopefully behind us, the Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program wanted to lift up voices from across the Bay Area arts community and spotlight their resilience. We launched #FutureOfTheArts, a social media campaign inviting arts organizations to share how they’ve adapted to challenges, nurtured healthy arts communities, and their hopes for the future. Over 30 artists and organizations joined us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to share their stories of adaptation and hopes for the future of the arts, here are some of the highlights.

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