ArtCare was founded in 2010 as a partnership between the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA) that focused on the restoration of aging and damaged public artworks that are among the City’s major cultural assets. In 2013 the decision was made for ArtCare to become an independent nonprofit and to expand its program areas. Until it receives its own 501c3 status, ArtCare is a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts (Federal Tax ID #94-1593216) and all contributions are tax-deductible.

ArtCare’s work enriches the lives of San Francisco residents and visitors, and elevates the City’s image through its programs. A 2012 study conducted by Americans for the Arts reports that arts and culture are a key reason that people choose to visit and live in San Francisco. Art not only enhances quality of life, but is also an investment in the City’s economic well-being.

Mission

ArtCare supports the work of the San Francisco Arts Commission, enriching cultural life in our city that is renowned for its artistic vitality, innovation, opportunity and inclusiveness. ArtCare works in conjunction with the Mayor, the Director of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Commissioners to ensure that art is valued and creativity thrives.

Vision

ArtCare supports the work of the San Francisco Arts Commission, enriching cultural life in our city, renowned for its artistic vitality, innovation, opportunity, and inclusiveness, where art is valued and creativity thrives.

2017 Budget

$200,000