What an incredible season we've had with all of you! We feel inspired and energized to launch into our 10-Year Anniversary this fall.

To prepare for the new season, we'll be taking a summer "break" by going a little quiet for the rest of August. Though we won't be regularly answering emails or taking many meetings, we'll be close by—cleaning up the office, prepping programming, and building out some internal structures.

More importantly, we'll be focusing on an exciting (and bittersweet) transition: the incredible Katherin Canton, is rotating off as Co-Director. After four years of dedicated service to EAP (first as Network Coordinator, and now as Co-Director), Katherin has left her mark on this ever-evolving network. It's going to be hard to let her go, and we're excited to see what Katherin will do next.

To support the transition, Katherin will remain as our fearless Fellowship Facilitator through this next cohort (Sept 2018 to June 2019) and will be an important part of the search and training process for a new member of the EAP leadership. That search will launch in the next several weeks. In the mean time, we are savoring every remaining moment with Katherin's incomparable energy and insight.

If you have any questions about the transition, please do feel free to email me at And if you'd like to send any positive messages or gratitude to Katherin, she can be reached now at

AND, Please join Katherin, myself, and all our leadership and members on Wednesday, September 5th, to toast this great community at our annual all-network mixer.

With gratitude,
EAP Co-Director

I’m terrified and excited to take a step from working 60+ hours a week (aka doing the Bay hustle) to spending time with my family, my community (y’all) and myself. All our talk about regenerative practices and equity has finally found fertile ground in my heart and I’m taking the leap of faith to explore what taking care of myself means in real time (woohoo avoiding burnout).  It truly has been a freaking pleasure, honor, privilege to work with you all in this capacity, and I am ready to more holistically participate in my own life, growth, art making, etc., and will continue to be a peer in this work. I look forward to continuing to celebrate this nourishing network in 2019 for our 10 year anniversary!!!!

— Katherin Canton
Co-Director Emeritus
As you know, Katherin has grown tremendously in her role at EAP over the past four years. With her vision, dedication, and collaborative spirit with Co-Director Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen, EAP is entering its tenth year of empowering an equitable, sustainable, and forward-thinking cultural sector. We are sad to see Katherin go, and excited for her very bright future!

— Michelle Reynolds
Advisory Board Member & Cohort I Alum
Katherin has supported and challenged me in so many ways, it's going to be a hard task to find a new collaborator. Her passion and knowledge of community-building and advocacy is inspiring. I deeply value the work we've done together, and I look forward to finding new ways we can cause trouble and make change.

— Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen
EAP Co-Director
 Save the Date! 

EAP Fall Network Mixer
Wednesday, September 5
5:30–7:30 PM
Center for New Music

Join us for an evening of mixing and making at our annual all-network mixer. Open to our full network, we invite new fellows, alumni, affinity circles, members, and those interested in plugging into our network of arts and culture workers. Meet up with old friends and new collaborators. Hear what we're doing, and tell us what you're working on. Have a drink and make a little art... all while kicking off another great season for arts and culture workers!

 Click here to RSVP 
Catch you on the flip side! ;)
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EAP Co-Directors
Katherin Canton
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen

EAP Advisory Board
Megan Brian
Patricia Cariño-Valdez
Cristina Ibarra
Michelle Lynch Reynolds
Marline Zaibak


EAP is a network of Bay Area emergent arts leaders and workers who are driven to improve the sector together. By empowering the individual arts worker with personal and professional development, and through the research and development of new models of transaction and interaction in the field, our network works to shift the industry.
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 would like to thank the following funders for their support.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. Visit
Kenneth Rainin Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing quality of life by championing and sustaining the arts, promoting early childhood literacy and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all its programs. Its vision is guided by the belief that change is possible through inquiry, creativity and compassion.
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