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Happy November!

This month's newsletter is brought to you by the usual lot, AND, EAP's new Storyteller in Residence and CCA Connects Fellow, Jevohn Tyler Newsome!

"It's my honor to participate in the lead-up to of Emerging Arts Professional's 10-year Anniversary. As an imaginary jazz musician, I believe in alternative models for finding harmony, in 'lifting every voice in the orchestra.' I'll be developing several storytelling projects to both highlight members of the EAP network while continuing to emphasize the role of arts and culture workers in creating an ecosystem that is equitable and inclusive. Look forward to hearing more about my project and my reflections of jazz as a model for making a better world at Emerge, EAP's online and print publication!"

In the meantime: VOTE! Election day, November 6th, is right around the corner, and some vital measures are on the ballot. To find out what's on YOUR ballot, visit votersedge.org. As arts workers, we know the process of positive change is through incremental ripples (and negative change comes in epic waves). Voting to get better leaders, humane housing costs, and funding for life-improving services like the arts is a pretty solid rock to throw into those waters.

Wanna keep those waters changing? Step up the action, not just on November 6th, but regularly, always. Believe in a candidate or proposition? Volunteer a couple hours of your time. Concerned about housing costs? Contact your local housing coalition, or flex your rights and speak up at a city council meeting. Spending time meeting with colleagues to make change? Make them WORKING meetings (we were greatly inspired by this recent article to meet less and do more; check it out).

We do a lot; we're tired, overworked, under-resourced, and embattled. Doing one more thing seems like a lot to suggest. We do a lot, but do we act enough? We at EAP believe a couple hours of direct action, at any level, and regularly, will make our work a little easier in the end.

With gratitude,
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen, Co-Director
Jevohn Newsome, Storyteller in Residence

NOVEMBER 6TH ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

CALIFORNIA
Vote YES on PROPOSITION 10

Proposition 10 will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, thus allowing local governments to "adopt rent control to any kind of rental housing"—in other words, keeping housing affordable and preventing at least one aspect of our current housing crisis in the Bay Area. Costa-Hawkins, enacted in 1995, places limits on municipal rent control ordinances. Why they thought cities shouldn't control their own rent control is beyond us, but we know this has gotta go. We shouldn't have to do the good work living in $3000 studio apartments. Vote YES on 10 Affordable Housing Act
SAN FRANCISCO
VOTE YES on PROPOSITION E

 
In the name of all that is arts and culture, we strongly endorse Proposition E, allocating necessary funds to arts and cultural services in SF without raising taxes.

In addition to supporting Prop E at the ballot box, Arts for Everyone is looking for volunteers to help advocate. You can sign-up here. Arts organizations, you directly benefit from YES of E! It takes less than a minute to give your official endorsement here.
SAN FRANCISCO
VOTE YES on PROPOSITION C

The focus of Prop C is to provide housing and homelessness services to San Francisco, including mental health services, funding for affordable housing, and efforts to expand shelters. As we know, the housing crisis is one of the many issues we need to take to task in the Bay Area and Yes on Prop C will get us closer to tangible solutions.
OAKLAND
VOTE YES on PROPOSITION Y

Measure Y is needed to address the growing housing crisis in Oakland and prevent more homelessness and tenant displacement. Measure Y will expand eviction protections and close a “loophole” in the current “Just Cause” ordinance that is being abused by speculators and bad-acting landlords, which has led to the displacement of many long-term tenants, in particular low-income families, mothers and children, immigrant families, and historic Black residents.

CELEBRATING NINE YEARS of the EAP FELLOWSHIP

What makes EAP special? We talked to four alumni and asked about their experience in the fellowship. We really did love their answers...
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EAP Leadership

Co-Director
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen
Fellowship Facilitator
Katherin Canton
Interim Project Manager
Lisa Martin
CCA Connects Fellow
Jevohn Newsome

EAP Advisory Board
Megan Brian
Patricia Cariño-Valdez
Cristina Ibarra
Michelle Lynch Reynolds
Tyese Wortham
Marline Zaibak
EMERGING ARTS PROFESSIONALS
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (EAP)

 
IMPROVEMENT OF THE ARTS INDUSTRY.
THROUGH EMPOWERMENT OF THE ARTS WORKER.

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 www.theintersection.org.
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 hewlett.org.
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.
The California Arts Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing excellent, effective, and relevant programs and services.
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