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One of San Francisco’s oldest arts organizations, Intersection for the Arts is partnering with Forest City Development on its downtown San Francisco 5M Project— a thriving two-year old prototype community of 2,000 entrepreneurs, technology companies, artists and makers that are building the creative economy. Using art to instigate economic and community change, Intersection’s programs include creative collaboration and problem-solving involving large scale public art, arts-based community engagement, artist residencies, cultural entrepreneurship fellowships, and resource-matching. Potential benefits of 5M include awakening entrepreneurial opportunities, vibrant activation of the streets, and linking the low-income, multi-ethnic neighborhood to the surrounding downtown districts and its residents to new opportunity.