Artist Interviews SFAC CEI

ART, ACTIVISM & EQUITY: A RETROSPECTIVE ON SAN FRANCISCO'S CULTURAL EVOLUTION

 

10 photo portraits

Learn how SF's BIPOC and Queer artists transformed arts funding from the 60s to the 90s, challenging exclusionary practices and securing Cultural Equity Grants. Discover how they increased support for diverse art forms and venues like Theater Rhino and SoMarts. This interview archive shows and tells how San Francisco began the cultural equity revolution.

In a related panel at the San Francisco Public Library, artists Idris Ackamoor, Marie Acosta and Pam Peniston discuss cultural equity in San Francisco's arts scene and its national impact. This panel will be hosted by grantwriter Jeff Jones with artist/activists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. The event is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library and the E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF. The project is funded by an Individual Artist Grant from the SF Arts Commission and a Major Project grant from UCSC's Arts Research Institute.

ARTIST INTERVIEWS: SFAC Cultural Equity Initiative

Keith Hennessy
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Keith Hennessy Keith Hennessy, MFA, PhD, is a frolicker, imperfectionist, and witch working in the
Marga Gomez
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Marga Gomez Marga Gomez is the writer/performer of 14 solo plays which have been produced
Rhodessa Jones photo
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Rhodessa Jones In 1989, on the basis of material developed while conducting classes at the
Susan Stryker
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Susan Stryker In demand worldwide as a public intellectual, Susan Stryker’s historical research, theoretical writings,
Adele Prandrini
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Adele Prandini Adele Prandini  has spent most of her life as a theater artist.  For
Lenore Chinn
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Lenore Chinn Lenore Chinn was born in San Francisco and has spent her entire artistic
Krissy Keefer photo portrait
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Krissy Keefer Krissy Keefer explores the intersection between art and social issues with fierce inventiveness
Pam Peniston
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Pamela Peniston Pamela Peniston has designed sets for approximately 20 different Bay Area theater groups
Marie Acosta photo
ARTIST INTERVIEWS SFAC Equity Interviews Marie Acosta Marie Acosta is a Latinx and Native American artist and activist who has