Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is a multi-disciplinary arts center whose performing arts programming serves 150,000 audience members each year. Presenting outstanding works of performing arts, as well as serving as a hub for creative incubation, the Center has become a pillar for artists from diverse artistic perspectives, genres, and communities. Located in the SoMa district of San Francisco, artists and audiences from the Bay Area and beyond benefit from YBCA’s focus on innovative commissions, community rentals, and community engagement initiatives. Continued support will enable the organization to increase cross-programmatic work, new program formats, and increase the number of artist residencies.
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for the Performances Program
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, known as YBCA, is a multi-disciplinary arts center dedicated to developing and presenting performances, exhibitions, lectures, civic engagement activities, and festivals. YBCA also supports individual artists with funding, professional development opportunities, and opportunities to present their work. In a typical year, YBCA offers more than 120 performances, and draws audiences of more than 75,000 to its theaters and galleries. Support for YBCA advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for the Performances Program
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is a large, multidisciplinary arts center located in downtown San Francisco. It produces and presents performances, exhibitions, lectures, festivals, and screenings — reaching more than 76,000 people through the roughly 120 performances it offers each year. YBCA appeals to audiences from all over the region through its adventurous commissions; community rentals of presenting space; community engagement initiatives; and YBCA 100 list, which recognizes leading artists, leaders, and activists that are using creativity to enact change. Renewed program funding will support the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Performances Program. Support for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for support of the Performing Arts Program
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is the region's preeminent contemporary arts center; its performing arts series has solidified the Center's position as a key presenter of important works by Bay Area, national, and international performing artists of diverse artistic perspectives who are at different stages of their careers. The Center's focus on cross-disciplinary performance carries through in its commissions of new work, as well as collaborations between artists from different geographic areas. Its Community Rentals program serves an important complementary role by providing subsidized theater space for a broad range of performing artists and organizations.