Support for The San Francisco Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals (SFBEAP), a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection, will underwrite the new organization’s inaugural event "Evolve and Vocalize: A Spotlight on Next Generation Arts Leadership", (April 11, 2009) and provide stipends for eight local arts administrators to attend the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Conference, Reflect, ReThink & Renew in Seattle, June 17-21, 2009. SFBEAP is a volunteer-run peer-based group that was created in late 2008 by six emerging arts leaders who had met while participating in a series of focus groups on Next Generation Leadership issues held by the Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program. Created to carry forward the discussions and recommendations catalyzed by the focus group work, SFBEAP is developing a series of programming targeted at evolving the professional capacities of arts administrators, managers, cultural workers and artists within the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. The initial one day facilitated event will bring 80 cross-generational artists, arts administrators and arts administrators together to discuss how the expanding SFBEAP collective can improve the career prospects for emerging leaders in the Bay Area. In conjunction with the event, online tools will be used to gather data and feedback by the SFBEAP steering committee and make the day’s learning to those who could not attend in person. SFBEAP will also invite junior arts administrators under 40 living and working in the Bay Area to apply for $1,250 stipends to attend the AFTA conference (which has a track specifically around career development in the field), and to participate in a discussion group afterwards.
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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.