Your Call: Do arts organizations serving diverse audiences get their fair share of public funding?

Jul 24, 2014




On the July 24th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll talk about a recent report that found that 76 percent of public grant money in San Francisco goes towards arts programs with primarily white audiences, even as people of color make up over half of the city's population. What’s the right way to decide who gets public money for the arts? Do the criteria need to change to ensure that the broadest public is served? It's Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.


Paul Flores, a published poet, performance artist, playwright, spoken word artist, and youth arts educator

Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs at the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Vinay Patel, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Renee Baldocchi, Director of Public Programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


Web Resources:

Click here to read a letter about efforts to save Intersection of the Arts


San Francisco Arts Commission

Paul Flores’ website

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

San Francisco International Arts Festival

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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