The Art of Creation

The Art of Creation is a book length publishing project that will collect and synthesize the wisdom of the Emerging Arts Professionals network of artists, thinkers and culture makers.

Following EAP’s mission to empower, educate and nurture the next generation of Bay Area arts & culture workers, the book will be structured around EAP’s 4 main areas of study: The Creative City, Arts and Enterprise, Regenerative Practice and Cultural Equity.

The book will be a resource for arts administrators, industry leaders and creatives interested in  community transformation and developing frameworks for interactions between artists, cultural organizations, government and networks of interconnected communities.  The book will be available as an ebook and digital download and released at Emergence 2016.

About the Project Lead:

Kwan Booth is an award winning writer and media futurist focusing on the intersection of communications, community, art and technology. He is the editor of “Black Futurists Speak: An Anthology of New Black Writing”, and has been published in “CHORUS, a literary mixtape”, “Beyond the Frontier: African American Poets for the 21st Century” and several journals and online publications. His work has won awards from the Center for Cultural Innovation and the Society of Professional Journalists and he’s spoken on media, technology and diversity at conferences including The National Conference on Media Reform and The International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. He writes at

MADE is a mini-grant and project support program developed by Emerging Arts Professionals SFBA in 2013. MADE draws on the inspiration and power of the EAP network to propose and help execute a project that addresses immediate solutions of the day, ranging widely from new social modeling, to practices around life/work balance, to new ventures on system theory, to live events dealing with building smarter communities. EAP/SFBA recently announced the second round of its MADE awardees.