Upcoming Events in April You Won't Want to Miss

You Are Invited… 

Thank you to all those who attended Touch earlier in March, the first of Emerging Arts Professionals’ Friday Firsts, an ongoing series created by EAP’s Fellowship Program at the one of a kind House of Air. There was a lot of laughter, incredible people, and amazing jumping skills showcased. Friday Firsts mixers are specially designed to engage the senses and to help those who work in the arts to get together, unwind and more importantly, get to KNOW each other in novel and exciting ways! We invite you to be a part of all of EAP’s programs and series of events, aimed at encouraging exploration, risk taking and creating a stronger community of arts and cultural workers.

If you enjoyed Touch, Emerging Arts Professionals invites you to the next event in the Friday Firsts series – Sight. Join us for Sight at the Palace of Fine Arts and the Exploratorium as we delve into the fun of art making without sight. Challenge the way you look at the world – use your intuition, instinct and your other senses. Join us for a blind photography challenge, where you will photograph what is around you in blindfolds; continue looking into a world without sight in the Exploratorium’s Tactile Dome – an interactive excursion through total darkness, where your sense of touch becomes your only guide. Afterwards, join us for drinks, and look through the “blind” photographs taken during the evening. Please join us for this “sensational” experience! 

WhatSight – Part of the Emerging Arts Professionals Friday Firsts Series

When: Friday, April 1, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Palace of the Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA @ Exploratorium/Tactile Dome
***Meet under the gazebo for blind photography (unlimited RSVP). Tactile Dome limits 30 people (RSVP now). Please bring a digital camera.

Why: Because you’re cool and we’re cool, and it’s going to be a fun evening
Price: $10 payable on site 

RSVP HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1477436051

Questions? Contact: nextgenerationsf@gmail.com
Mark your calendars! Upcoming Friday Firsts include:
April 29 – Hearing @ The Audium
May 27 – Taste @ Straw
June 10 – Smell @ Hayes Valley Farm

Arts funding seems to be perpetually in crisis, but lately, the crisis has escalated. But the truth is, 30 years of relying on economic arguments and “support the arts” slogans have yielded a decline in the real value of NEA funding of more than half. This year’s NEA budget would have to be $400 million just to equal the spending power of 1980. It’s time to enlarge the debate. Emerging Arts Professionals along with Oakland Museum will tackle these issues and more with a blog salon and Workshop aimed to delve deeper into the issues and examine ways to harness the true power, scope and promise of the public interest in culture.

Cultural Policy 101 : A Blog Salon – April 11 through April 15
Are you an aspiring blogger or cultural policy wonk?  An artist, activist or arts professional interested in joining the cutting edge of cultural thinking? Then you’ll want to tune into our blog salon! Cultural Policy 101 will feature prominent blog writers, activists and arts professionals and you can participate in the dialogue by visiting EAP’s blog daily and join the conversation. More details to come!

Reframing the Arts: Advocating for the Public Interest in Culture – April 16 at the Oakland Museum
If you’re energized by the blog salon and want to invite you delve deeper into these issues with others interested in the future of arts policy, we invite you to Reframing the Arts: Advocating for the Public Interest in Culture April 16th, 1p-4p in the James Moore Theatre of Oakland Museum. Stay tuned for updates on this event! If you would like to RSVP to this event, please email nextgenerationsf@gmail.com.

Questions? Contact: nextgenerationsf@gmail.com

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