Daily Archives: September 7, 2011

Sustaining Central Market Arts

This coming Monday, September 12, we will be hosting a retreat and working session devoted to Sustaining the Arts in the Central Market district of San Francisco. With seed funding from UCIRA, ARC is working to build artistic partnerships between the UC system and arts organizations of Northern California. One of our tasks is to think long-term about the role of the arts in Bay Area neighborhoods—as a means for building community, as a force in local economies, and as vehicles for provoking critical and imaginative reflection. As it turns out, sectors of higher education have a great deal in common with sectors of arts and culture. Our hope is to craft reciprocal relationships across sectors—creating opportunities for artists and students, civic leaders and faculty—so that all boats rise.

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