Shakespeare San Francisco (SF Shakes) produces free shows in parks throughout the Bay Area for 25,000 patrons each year, and its year-round programming includes a Shakespeare on Tour program that now reaches 100,000 students annually at more than 150 schools, libraries, and community centers statewide. Renewed funding would enable SF Shakes to deepen its engagement with communities in the East and South Bay and sustain its highly subsidized arts education and summer camp programs in low-income communities.
About the Grantee
Post Office Box 460937, San Francisco, CA, 94146-0937, United States
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for general operating support
Shakespeare San Francisco Festival, also known San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and SF Shakes, provides live communal theater experiences and educational programs that invite broad participation in the performing arts and live theater, prioritizing inclusion of those who have never before witnessed a live Shakespeare performance. Its free Shakespeare in the Park series reaches over 30,000 people in multiple Bay Area locations each summer. The organization’s statewide Shakespeare on Tour programs, in-school presentations, and summer camps reach an additional 100,000 people each year. Support for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival contributes to the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.