Intersection for the Arts

Funding Received: 2011
San Francisco, CA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months
September 21, 2011

Intersection for the Arts is at the center of an unprecedented project called 5M that is facilitating collaboration across sectors and proposing that art – creative collaboration, placemaking, and problem solving – builds understanding and community, celebrates and mobilizes neighborhood assets, and drives inclusive change.  With support through the ArtPlace initiative, Intersection is strengthening its programs around youth development, placemaking in our local communities and cultural entrepreneurship. We’re developing art workshops for youth to create a space for young people who live, work, learn, and play in our local communities to be empowered as leaders, innovators, and artists. Intersection is also creating artworks and projects that help mobilize neighborhood assets and continue to build community through innovative art practices as well as introducing new models to help empower artists.

Founded in the early 1960’s and incorporated in 1965, Intersection for the Arts cultivates inclusivity, builds community, and inspires social change through art. We develop, produce, and present new work in the performing, literary, visual and interdisciplinary arts and we serve Bay Area communities through artist residencies, public art, education and incubation, and direct community engagement programs. For the past five decades, Intersection has initiated groundbreaking programming and broad-based collaboration that actively demonstrates that art and creativity realized through meaningful, inclusive, and collaborative places fuels vibrancy and facilitates positive change.