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Thursday September 10, 2015

We are in for one very exciting week here at EAP! First of all, the office is abuzz as I prep some notebooks and slap on some EAP stamps for the super-gifted and extra dedicated cohort of the 2015-2016 fellowship! You can view their profiles down below.

We are also thrilled to announce our mini-grant, MADE winners for this year. We are proud to have alumni who put in hard work for change-making and sustainability not just for the arts, but for the people it affects. We can't wait to see how the projects shape up - stay tuned for more updates on their progress!

Lastly, remember to RSVP to our Network Social and spread the word! Hope to see you all there.

Lauren Benetua, EAP Jolly Good Fellow

Meet the EAP Fellows:
Congratulations to the Cohort of 2015-2016!

What a wonderful set of faces to grace us this year for our fellowship program! Be sure to visit our website for more bios, where to find their work and how to connect with them by clicking on the photo below.

Pictured from L-R: EAP 2015-16 Fellows Amanda Spector, Addie Ulrey, Alex Wang, Amina Yee, Aqueila Lewis, Dara Katrina Del Rosario, Arian Allensworth, Eva Enriquez, Fionnuala Bradley, Jason Bayani, Jayna Swartzman-Brosky, Ka Yan Cheung, Lauren Marie Taylor, Lindsey Adams, Tarin Griggs, Tatiana Marshall, Wynne Leung, Tayyibah Hasan, Tassiana Willis.

MADE 2015-2016 Awardees Announcement: Project Descriptions + Artist Bios

This round, EAP selected two projects to receive MADE support. Both projects focus on learning, providing resources to the Network in ways that reflect the passions and expertise of the grantees as well as the mission of EAP. We are thrilled to be supporting these projects and fostering a culture of education and equity.

#DignityInProcess: Ofún is a two-part workshop series that merges art with activism through connecting Black arts administrators to the current political movement, Black Lives Matter. Grounded in traditional Yorùbá and North American indigenous practices, Ofún workshops address the need for arts programming to be culturally and politically relevant by utilizing the circle model to bring Black Lives Matter direct action organizers, Black arts administrators, and Black healers and elders to the table. Together, participants will learn tools to sustain a movement where the arts and social justice campaigns work collaboratively to enrich their communities. This workshop series incorporates mindfulness techniques, somatic practices, creative strategic planning, and interactive arts-based activities to create empowering models of Black leadership in arts administration and activism. #DignityInProcess: Ofún workshops are apart of the Omi Gallery, Conjure Circle Series.

Bio: ChE (gender pronoun- they/ them/ their) uses the power of embodied mindfulness practices, arts-based community engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration to build collective resiliency and sustainable models of living. ChE introduces their current platform #DignityInProcess as an opportunity for multi-generational, Black-identified change makers to develop a movement centered on empowerment, healing, and interdependence.


“The Art of Creation” is a book length publishing project that will collect and synthesize the wisdom of the Emerging Arts Professionals network of artists, thinkers and culture makers. Following EAP’s mission to empower, educate and nurture the next generation of Bay Area arts & culture workers, the book will be structured around EAP’s 4 main areas of study: The Creative City, Arts and Enterprise, Regenerative Practice and Cultural Equity. The book will be a resource for arts administrators, industry leaders and creatives interested in  community transformation and developing frameworks for interactions between artists, cultural organizations, government and networks of interconnected communities. The book will be available as an ebook and digital download and released at Emergence 2016.

Bio: Kwan Booth is an award winning writer and media futurist focusing on the intersection of communications, community, art and technology. He is the editor of "Black Futurists Speak: An Anthology of New Black Writing", and has been published in “CHORUS, a literary mixtape”, “Beyond the Frontier: African American Poets for the 21st Century” and several journals and online publications. His work has won awards from the Center for Cultural Innovation and the Society of Professional Journalists and he’s spoken on media, technology and diversity at conferences including The National Conference on Media Reform and The International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. He writes at

Join us for the Annual Emerging Arts Professionals Network Social! 

All are invited to our annual network social where we all can have a chance to catch up with old friends, or tell everyone about your exciting new endeavors, and even meet some cool strangers in the varied field we live in. We're sure to have a great time...without the awkward ice breakers!

When: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 @ 6-8pm
Where: Red Poppy Art House | 2869 Folsom St, SF 
Details: Free and open to the public | Light refreshments provided

*Please RSVP on the Eventbrite and Facebook event page so we can get an accurate headcount

Theatre Bay Area seeks a Marketing & Communications Coordinator to help achieve strategic goals, both for the organization and the field. This is a 30-hour/week, salaried, non-exempt position. | More info...

Intersection for the Arts 50th Anniversary Concert at Glide Memorial Church (9/12 @ 6pm): Intersection returns to its roots in the Tenderloin -- the symbolic place of its birth -- to celebrate 50 years of art and community! | More info...

Join ArtSpark on 9/14 & 9/16 in SF for a hands-on "Artist Business Canvas" workshop designed specifically for artists and creators who want to develop an uncomplicated and useful business plan for their career. More info...
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Emerging Arts Professionals/SFBA is a network focused on the empowerment, leadership, and growth of next generation arts and culture workers in the San Francisco Bay Area through knowledge sharing, learning opportunities, and partnerships. 

By supporting today’s emerging models and mindsets, we hope to generate a path for individuals’ meaningful and sustainable work and to stimulate a vibrant, integrated, and evolving arts and culture sector.
EAP/SFBA is a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts, providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists. Visit
EAP/SFBA is funded by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, which seeks to dramatically improve people's lives by funding cutting-edge ideas and collaborating with others with similar values to create the energy to make positive change. Visit
EAP/SFBA is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which supports education, culture and the performing arts to address serious social and environmental issues of today's society. Visit
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