Cultural organizations are thinking creatively and strategically about how to empower social change, build activism through creative processes, and strengthen civic engagement within their communities. In a previous Medium post we shared the stories of California arts organizations serving as polling places for the November elections.Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) — a New California Arts Fund grantee-partner featured in that story — is a leader making bold moves to prioritize civic engagement, including hiring a Chief of Civic Engagement, Jon Moscone.
Deborah Cullinan, CEO of YBCA, sat down with Jon one week before the elections and almost two years after he joined the organization as Chief of Civic Engagement to discuss his unique role and what the future of arts and civic engagement looks like, at YBCA and in the arts field at large. I'm excited to share their conversation in our latest Medium post:
This story is part of a series on Medium exploring how arts organizations are adapting to reflect the changing demographics of California, engage with their communities, and become more resilient organizations as part of the New California Arts Fund.