Yerba Buena Arts and Events

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Yerba Buena Arts and Events animates the open public spaces of the Yerba Buena Garden complex in downtown San Francisco, presenting music, theater, dance, spoken word, cultural, educational, and children’s programs reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the region. Between May and October, the festival presents nearly 100 programs, all admission free and serving more than 120,000 audience members annually. The organization has a commissioning and residency program in which some of the nation’s most accomplished playwrights, composers, and choreographers create new works. A grant renewal will support professional development for staff, all performances and commissions, expanded marketing efforts, and continued financial stability.
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760 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103-3119, United States
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for general operating support  
Yerba Buena Arts and Events presents free outdoor artistic and cultural programs that enliven Yerba Buena Gardens and other public open spaces in San Francisco. The organization serves more than 47,000 people each year with over 80 presentations of music, theater, dance, and spoken word, and with programs for children, which reflect the Bay Area’s rich cultural diversity, traditions, and creativity. It also supports the professional development of artists by commissioning new works and co-presenting in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. Support for Yerba Buena Arts and Events aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for general operating support  
Yerba Buena Arts and Events is committed to enhancing the vitality and quality of life in the parks and open spaces of Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco. Its free outdoor cultural programs from May to October reach a diverse audience of 120,000 people. Performances include spoken word, jazz, world music, theater, and dance. The organization commissions new work and helps local emerging artists and companies develop new audiences. With its strong leadership and prudent financial management, Yerba Buena Arts and Events would use this renewed support to advance its mission of providing high-quality artistic experiences free of charge to large public audiences.

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