Who We Are

Arts for a Better Bay Area is a coalition of people and organizations coming together to create a member powered network, cultivate a healthy & accessible environment for arts and culture to thrive, and to inform & mobilize individuals, organizations and coalitions on policies connected to a rapidly changing region.

We want to thank the people who have powered this network:

Team of Stewards: 

Volunteers who represent a cross section of the field.
They guide and develop programming and organization infrastructure.  

Brad Erickson
, Theatre Bay Area
Deborah Cullinan and Jonathan Moscone, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Jess Young, SOMArts Cultural Center
Joen Madonna, ArtSpan
Lex Leifheit, Independent
Maria Jenson, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Patrick Hosfield, San Francisco Symphony
Reed Davaz McGowan, Youth Art Exchange
Susie McKinnonSAFEhouse Arts
Tony Kelly, Independent
Vinay Patel, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center


Arts Budget - Co-Chaired by Vinay PatelAsian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Building Public Will - 
Chaired by Tony Kelly, Independent 
Communications - 
Co-Chaired by Katherin Canton, Arts for a Better Bay Area
Cultural Spaces - 
Co-Chaired by Joen MadonnaArtSpan
Operations - 
Co-Chaired by Katherin Canton, Arts for a Better Bay Area


Lead Organizer, Katherin Canton,
Arts for a Better Bay Area; Emerging Arts Professionals San Francisco/Bay Area

Web Design, Print and branding support, Ernesto Sopprani
THEOFFCENTER / AIRSPACE Queer Performance Residency