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Press Release: Avant-drag trio Toxic Waste Face explore new possiblities of online performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] Digital Witness: Performance in the Era of Online-only Avant-drag trio Toxic Waste Face discuss the possibilities of drag and performance online Monday, May 4, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts Cultural Center is partnering with mind melting, avant-drag performance trio Toxic Waste Face (TWF) for Digital Witness: Performance in the Era of Online-only on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6pm. This free, online symposium features a panel of distinguished artists who have used online platforms to extend their creative practices into the digital space while forging new economies for performers. With nightlife [...]

May 4, 2020|

Press Release: Unbound Roots exhibition centers Black healing and wellness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts Cultural Center presents Unbound Roots Opening reception, Thursday, March 12, 6–9pm Exhibition run, Thursday, March 12–Tuesday, April 21, 2020  February 12, 2020, San Francisco, CA–The third and final exhibition of SOMArts’ 2019–2020 Curatorial Residency Season, Unbound Roots, seeks to expand conversations on Black wellness practices as collective and personal preservation. Curated by Alie Jones and Toshia Christal, this multidisciplinary exhibition opens with a free, all ages reception on Thursday, March 12,6–9pm. A $4.2 trillion dollar industry, far surpassing both the pharmaceutical and diet industries, the wellness market has faced [...]

February 12, 2020|

Press Release: Recoding CripTech

Allison Leigh Holt, A Living Model of Hyperbolic Space, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDara Katrina Del RosarioCommunications & Partnerships Manager415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts Cultural Center presents Recoding CripTechOpening reception, Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6–9pmExhibition run, Friday January 24–Tuesday, February 25, 2020 November 23, 2019, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts proudly announces the second exhibition in the 10th Curatorial Residency season, Recoding CripTech opening Thursday evening, January 23, 2020. Curated by Vanessa Chang and Lindsey D. Felt, Recoding CripTech reimagines enshrined notions of what a body can be or do through creative technologies, and how it can move, look, or communicate.  Working with a broad understanding of technology, from prosthetic tools [...]

November 23, 2019|

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 to be shared across SOMArts’ online platforms Document SOMArts exhibitions, events and artwork, producing high quality content to support the marketing and communications work of the organization [...]

November 12, 2019|

Job Opportunity: Stagehand

Job Title: Scene Technician, Stagehand Reports to: Director of Facilities and Technical Operations, Associate Director of Technical Operations Hours and Location: Variable, based on institutional and production needs. SOMArts Cultural Center is located at 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco. POSITION DESCRIPTION Under supervision of the Director of Technical Operations and Associate Director of Technical Operations, Scenic Technicians at SOMArts Cultural Center assist in implementing technical elements and general staging required by rental events and internal programming. We seek a trustworthy, dependable and personable Stagehand to ensure accurate and safe execution of various event installation and deinstallation tasks such as: basic gallery wall [...]

November 12, 2019|

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 a tool for social change. ARTISTS/CURATORS SELECTED RECEIVE 9 months of access and support from SOMArts’ experienced staff and local artists and curators to mount a large [...]

October 28, 2019|
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