Adam Fong

Program Officer, Performing Arts

Adam Fong joined the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2018 as a Program Officer in Performing Arts. He manages a diverse portfolio of grants supporting artists and communities throughout the Bay Area.

Adam is a musician and cultural entrepreneur with deep experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. He co-founded two Bay Area service organizations: Emerging Arts Professionals, a network dedicated to the development and growth of next generation arts and culture workers (director, 2011-2014); and Center for New Music, a hybrid supporting and presenting organization that fosters contemporary music and its community of practitioners (executive director, 2012-2018).

Earlier in his career, Adam held positions with organizations including Other Minds, Music at Kohl Mansion, and the San Francisco Opera. In addition, he has served as co-chair of the funding advisory committee for the city of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program, and as a member of the Emerging Leader Council of Americans for the Arts. He has also been a frequent advisor and panelist to a broad community of artists, arts leaders, and arts organizations, and has led workshops and presentations on arts leadership, business models and planning, and community building.

Adam remains active as a composer, with his work having been performed in Auckland, London, Berlin, across the United States, and throughout California. He also performs occasionally, focusing on contrabass, voice, and piano. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts, as well as bachelor’s degrees in music composition and creative writing, and a master’s degree in English from Stanford University.

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