Intersection for the Arts

For General Support Of The Red Poppy Art House

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
In a 650 square foot store front in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District the Red Poppy Art House (founded in 2003 and fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts), presents 120 live performances a year, conducts weekly Family Art workshops, coordinates off-site performances and provides financial, marketing and artistic support to four artists-in-residence. The Red Poppy’s mission is to bring together diverse strands of an artistic community, a neighborhood comprised of lower-income Central American and Mexican immigrants and bohemian-"hipsters," and it has proved remarkably successful despite scant institutional support. Artistically its resident world music ensemble, Nefasha Ayer, has received commissions from the de Young Museum and the San Francisco Foundation and it’s curatorial directors Todd Brown and Meklit Hadero have been engaged by Hewlett grantees such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the SF Museum of Modern Art to develop original programming and outreach efforts to link down-town art institutions with community-based artists and presenters. With first-time support the Red Poppy will be able to support administrative staff members on a full-time basis to ensure that the quality and increasing quantity of artistic and educational programming that the organization provides is sustained, that performance space for artists to present their work is preserved, and financial barriers for audiences to experience it are lowered.
About the Grantee
1446 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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for the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area  
The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area is a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts. It connects and catalyzes groups of arts education providers, educators, and advocates to help ensure youth located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area receive a comprehensive and quality arts education. It provides services including regranting, event sponsorships, training and facilitation, and field leadership; serves as the regional hub for five local networks of arts education alliances; and aligns its work with statewide and national arts education efforts. Support for the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area advances the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy through the Policy and Advocacy substrategy.
for Zoo Labs  
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