The Bay Area Cultural Data Network is committed to exploring the intersection of cultural data with equity, industry, and individual challenges around data in the Bay Area and the roles and solutions a Cultural Data Network might serve. We invite the sector to engage in generative, poignant, open-ended conversations to move the sector forward. We believe that data is the means, not the end, for telling our stories, and work to better make the connection between data and authentic storytelling. We seek to build or modify existing resources and to act as a central hub for these learnings and conversations.