Spring Gala Postponed

The health and safety of our supports, donors, and volunteers is our highest priority. With this in mind, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 Spring Gala until the following year.

We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time and appreciate your patience.

Our next Spring Gala will be scheduled for 2021.

Arts Relief Program

Dear ArtCare Friends and Colleagues:

ArtCare has been monitoring the devastating financial impact of COVID-19 on San Francisco’s artists and arts organizations. The canceling and postponing of performances, workshops, classes, programs and fundraisers, and the closure of museums and other vital cultural and community institutions, as well as the ‘shelter at home’ order is all unprecedented.

We are delighted to share Mayor London Breed’s press release on March 23rd regarding an Arts Relief Program. ArtCare applauds her rapid response to help our vital arts and culture sector and efforts for our city.

As the official Friends of the San Francisco Arts Commission, ArtCare, always asks for your help in supporting our cultural ecosystem, which employs tens of thousands of workers and is one of our city’s most formidable economic engines. Every dollar is meaningful during this difficult period.

If you are wanting to help support the arts, consider making a donation today to your favorite nonprofit arts organizations or reaching out to your favorite artists and see if they need help.

With deep appreciation,

San Francisco ArtCare

2020 ArtCare Awards Announced

Nancy Bechtle
MTT
Michael Tilson Thomas

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Mayor’s Art Award will be presented to Michael Tilson Thomas and the ArtCare Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Nancy Bechtle. Both will be honored during the May event at City Hall. More here

Arts Learning Achievement Award Ceremony

Lauren Kivowitz and A.C.T/ACCESS SFUSD: The Arc Team were awarded the first ArtCare Arts Learning Achievement Award in January because of their passion and enthusiasm to help students in the classroom!

Their ACTSmart residency program allows the A.C.T. teaching artist to work in the classroom with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop skills in a play-building process that culminates in a public performance.

ArtCare Arts Learning Achievement Award

Artist Lauren Kivowitz

ArtCare will award its first ArtCare Arts Learning Achievement Award this January to artist Lauren Kivowitz and the A.C.T/ACCESS SFUSD: The Arc Team. One of eight applicants, the jurors found this program especially compelling because the ACTSmart residency program allows the A.C.T. teaching artist to work in the classroom with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop skills in a play-building process that culminates in a public performance. It is a very powerful and meaningful experience for everyone involved.

Applicants presented exciting artistic programs in dance, music, theater and the visual arts and the jurors were sorry that they could not give each applicant an award.

The award will be presented at the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area Fair on January 29th at the Asian Art Museum at 4:00 in the afternoon.