San Francisco, CA (February 12, 2019)—Arts and culture organizations around the Yerba Buena neighborhood have joined together to collaborate and offer special themed programs on two Thursdays in 2019. Culture for Community, a unique group of Yerba Buena district institutions, will open their doors for free on March 21 and September 19, 2019. In addition to providing free access to their regular arts and culture programming, each free day will feature programs focused on an issue of special importance to the Bay Area community.
This unique partnership arose out of the Culture for Climate initiative, when participating cultural organizations provided free admission for the community in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit last September with the support of the City and the Mayor’s Office.
“San Francisco’s arts and culture institutions reflect the history and diversity of our city. This is a great opportunity for adults, kids, and families to experience everything these organizations have to offer without having to worry about the cost,” said Mayor London Breed. “I am glad to see these important organizations continuing to build on the success we had in offering free admission during the Global Climate Action Summit.”
The inaugural free day on March 21 will honor Womxn’s History Month and carry the sub-brand Culture for Womxn. Following a series of cultural shifts driven by and impacting womxn, including the Women’s Wave of elected representatives in Washington D.C., the #MeToo movement, and threats to transgender rights, the Culture for Community coalition will tap into their shared communities to amplify a broad cross-section of womxn’s issues. All members of the community are invited to participate in a full day of special events, activities, and museum and gallery hopping in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood.
A sampling of programs offered during the Culture for Womxn events on March 21 will include: MoAD’s open mic night featuring local womxn of color poets; Rad Women Live at SFMOMA, with author Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl, the awe-inspiring women behind the New York Times’ best-selling books Rad American Women A to Z, Rad Women Worldwide and Rad Girls Can; designer cocktails and local DJ’s at YBCA; a panel of women in conversation on incorporating inclusivity into design at SPUR, and a Purim drag cabaret featuring LOL McFiercen and Miss Shugana at The CJM.
The organizations comprising Culture for Community range in size, mission, and scope, and involve visual arts organizations, cultural entities, and community focused groups, including:
The Yerba Buena community includes some of the top restaurants in the City, and some are participating in Culture for Community with special offers on March 31 to individuals attending institutions on the list above. Participating restaurants include:
The community can also access Culture for Community’s website for program and logistical information for each venue and a digital map.