EAP SF/BA Programs Assistant
Lauren Benetua is an arts advocate and cultural worker in love with art for social change. She is a Bay Area-born Filipina with a BA in History of Art and Visual Culture from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in Museum Studies the Lorenzo de’ Medici International Institute of Florence, Italy. Lauren currently serves as the Program Assistant for the EAP SF/BA Fellowship and Founding Artistic Director for People of Coloring, a coloring book project for, by and about people of color. Lastly, she is a dedicated weaver’s apprentice with the Laga Weaving Circle guided by Kalinga master-weaver, Jenny Bawer Young of the Lubuagan barrio of the Kalinga province in the Philippines. She is a former Emerging Arts Professionals Fellow (2014-15) with the Cultural Equity focus group, and a recent recipient of the Western Arts Federation Award for Emerging Art Leaders of Color (2015).