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Call for Proposals: Día de Los Muertos 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS To Love and Be Loved in Return Día de los Muertos 2022 Deadline Extended: Thursday, June 9, 11:59 PM PST Now in its 23rd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to [...]

2022-06-01T15:37:04-07:00May 3, 2022|Categories: News|

2022–2023 SOMArts Curatorial Residency: Call for Proposals

Forever A Moment: Black Meditations on Time and Space, 2019 Curated by Yetunde J. Olagbaju and Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye Submit your proposal by Tuesday, March 1, 5pm PST DESCRIPTION Now in its twelfth year, the Curatorial Residency provides curators with production support to execute a large-scale visual arts exhibition in SOMArts’ Main Gallery. The residency is designed to offer curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social [...]

2022-02-15T12:20:16-08:00January 19, 2022|Categories: News|

Reflecting with Gratitude, Looking ahead with Hope

With 2021 coming to a close, we want to express our deepest thanks to our powerful community of artists, curators, culture bearers, performers, advocates, and friends. Throughout this time of ongoing uncertainty, you’ve repeatedly affirmed the unique ability of the arts to guide, inspire, and bring us together. If you enjoyed SOMArts’ groundbreaking programming in 2021, please consider making a tax-deductible donation or joining our Friends of SOMArts program to ensure that [...]

2022-01-11T14:24:23-08:00January 6, 2022|Categories: News, Press|

Fall Internship: Photography

Do you want to develop your photography portfolio while documenting large scale group art exhibitions, boundary-pushing performances, and arts lovers interacting with the work of more than 1,000 artists who exhibit annually at one of San Francisco’s most vibrant creative hubs? SOMArts is looking for a creative and passionate Photography Intern to capture the experience of all audience members engaged with our groundbreaking, multicultural programs and events. RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate with SOMArts’ staff to produce unique content [...]

2021-02-23T20:10:12-08:00November 12, 2019|Categories: News|

Call for Artists: SOMArts Curatorial Residency

Submit your proposal by Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 5pm PST DESCRIPTION Now in it's eleventh year, the Curatorial Residency provides curators with production support, professional development and mentorship to execute a large-scale exhibition in SOMArts’ Main Gallery. The residency is designed to offer emerging and mid-career artists and curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social issues. The strongest proposals are those who serve SOMArts’ mission of leveraging the power of art as [...]

2021-03-16T12:37:43-07:00October 28, 2019|Categories: News|

Press Release: RUBY: A Cabaret and Dance Party Extravaganza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del RosarioCommunications & Partnerships Manager415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts Cultural Center Presents RUBY: A CABARET AND DANCE PARTY EXTRAVAGANZAMAY 9, 2019, San Francisco, CA – On Saturday, June 8, 2019, SOMArts Cultural Center brings together the Bay Area’s most provocative arts leaders, artists, and community members at RUBY: A Cabaret and Dance Party Extravaganza! The evening honors pioneering artist, director, and SOMArts founding board member Rhodessa Jones with a building-wide art party [...]

2021-02-24T04:10:19-08:00May 13, 2019|Categories: News|

Call for Proposals: Día de Los Muertos 2019

Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Dia de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Over the decades, this group exhibition has brought together a wide variety of perspectives to honor, remember, and celebrate the dead. This year’s exhibition will feature special altar structures to honor and manifest founding curator’s Rene Yañez’ vision for his final Dia de Los Muertos exhibition titled “City of [...]

2021-04-13T13:23:26-07:00May 13, 2019|Categories: News|

Summer Internship: Graphic Design

Since 1979, SOMArts has been a hub for the Bay Area’s unique blend of experimentation, creativity, and social consciousness. SOMArts leverages the power of art as a tool for social change through multi-disciplinary events and exhibitions. Equipping artists with the space, mentorship and support they need to shift perspectives and innovate solutions, SOMArts fosters access to arts and culture for collective liberation and self-determination SOMArts is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Graphic Design Intern to join [...]

2021-04-12T05:05:06-07:00March 29, 2019|Categories: News|

Call for Artists: Rebooting the Future

Since 1979, SOMArts has been a cultural oasis for San Francisco’s most experimental artists to showcase cutting edge work that leverages art as a tool for social liberation.As part of our 40th anniversary programming, we are seeking mixed media installations and performances for Rebooting the Future: Multimedia & Performance Arts Festival! Curated by Sian Morson and Kolmel W. Love, this festival looks into the future, the work we want to see, and the world we want [...]

2021-02-24T13:10:10-08:00March 6, 2019|Categories: News|

Call for Artists: SOMArts Curatorial Residency

PURPOSE SOMArts’ Curatorial Residency provides curators with a project stipend, production support and professional development needed to execute a large-scale exhibition in SOMArts’ 31,000 square foot gallery. Three residencies are awarded each year and are designed to offer emerging and mid-career artists and curators tools to further their curatorial practice and use exhibitions as a space to explore timely social issues. The strongest proposals are those who serve SOMArts’ mission of leveraging the power of art [...]

2021-02-24T13:10:47-08:00December 3, 2018|Categories: News|
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