Brava! for Women in the Arts

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Brava! for Women in the Arts produces, presents, and cultivates the artistic expression of women, people of color, youth, LGBTQ, and other under-represented voices at its historic facility in the Mission District. The growing rentals program, making the facility accessible to its key constituents, in addition to its eight-project season reaches over 25,000 audience members annually and provides arts education and job training programs for youth. Renewed support would bolster the organization’s ability to continue building its staff capacity and raising funds to complete the renovation of its home, the Brava Theater Center.
About the Grantee
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2781 Twenty-fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110-4235, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Brava is dedicated to producing and presenting live performances that ignite social change and empower its community in the heart of the Mission District. In addition to its thirteen-project annual season reaching 20,000 audience members and including four world premieres, Brava provides arts education and job training programs for youth. Through its small but dynamic staff, Brava has become a recognized artistic voice in the Bay Area and remains committed to hiring 90 percent of its artists locally. Brava has made great strategic and leadership strides in the last several years and is well positioned for continued success in creating and presenting new, innovative theater.
for the 2020 50 Arts Commissions for dance and movement-based performance  
In recognition of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative supports the creation and premiere of 50 exceptional works of performing arts. This grant will support Brava! For Women in the Arts in developing and presenting "Ghostly Labor," a multimedia dance performance by choreographer Vanessa Sanchez. "Ghostly Labor" will illuminate the histories of female labor in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico.

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