The San Francisco Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals (SFBAEAP) is a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts created to bring early career arts administrators together, to connect them with professional development opportunities and mentors in the field. The group’s work is focused on ensuring that the arts sector has a next generation of passionate, talented leaders. Led by several participants in the Hewlett Foundation’s 2008 focus group-based research on the major barriers inhibiting career advancement for entry and mid-level staff at arts organizations, SFBAEAP has successfully built a diverse network of over 100 arts professionals working in a variety of staff positions, artistic disciplines and different size organizations around the Bay. With previous project support SFBAEP successfully conducted a launch event and administered a small scholarship fund enabling a cohort of local emerging arts leaders to attend the 2009 Americans for the Arts national conference. With greater support the group’s steering committee will undertake a strategic planning process and have the capacity to implement regular programming and build basic organizational infrastructure to serve the needs of many local arts administrators who must gain the skills, resources, contacts and confidence necessary to assume greater responsibility for the running of Bay Area arts organizations and the vitality of the sector as a whole. ($210,000/3; 36% of project budget).
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for Zoo Labs
Zoo Labs, a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, supports and empowers Bay Area-based musicians and other artists to own and amplify their creative projects. Its work includes the curricular development and delivery of arts business training, public panel discussions with industry leaders, and other services in support of arts entrepreneurs and small business owners. Since 2013, Zoo Labs has conducted 26 accelerator residencies, engaging over 350 mentors to serve over 250 local artists. This grant, in alignment with the program’s Artists strategy, will enable Zoo Labs to continue and evolve its artist support programs.