Training details

calendar_today Monday, October 8, 2018

access_time 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm PT

place Z Space
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

attach_money Free


The arts are an integral part of any civil society.  We use the arts to engage communities, spark conversations, explore different viewpoints, and celebrate our humanity.  Building community is more important now than ever, yet there are often barriers (real or perceived) to arts participation.

In honor of Arts Month in October, Foundation Center is hosting a gathering at Z Space for the arts community to network, and share strategies and perspectives on fostering engagement in the arts.

What does arts engagement look like on the ground here in the Bay Area? How are local arts organizations fostering community?

In a Lightning talk format, come hear representatives from Z Space, Grants for the Arts, and Rainin Foundation (more to be announced) share their experience and insight around these issues. After the presentations, participants will break out into small groups led by the speakers.

The event concludes with a Happy Hour reception to continue to make connections and build networks.

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience


Renee Hayes Associate Artistic Director Grants for the Arts
Margot Melcon Program Executive for Promoting Culture Zellerbach Foundation
Ted Russell Associate Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures Rainin Foundation
Lisa Steindler Executive Artistic Director Z Space




Arts and culture

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