Continuity and Engagement
Malia King and the men of Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, Hawaiian dance company. Photo courtesy of Lin Cariffe.
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus performing Making Our Dreams Come True at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. Photo courtesty of Rick Gerharter.
A view from backstage of ShadowLight Production’s Monkey King at Spider Cave. Photo courtesy of Ki-eun Kweon.
Cultural Odyssey’s The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. Photo courtesy of Pat Mazzera.
Da'Mon Vann in Sonny's Blues by Word for Word Peforming Arts Company at Z Space Studio. Photo courtesy of Clayton Lord.
The Kronos Quartet performs Music from 4 Fences, composed by Jon Rose. Photo courtesy of Jay Blakesberg.
Joe Goode’s installation and multi-media performance of Humansville at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of RJ Muna.
The New Century Chamber Orchestra performs Rewind, a concert incorporating symphonic music, electronica, and original compositions by composer and DJ Mason Bates. Pictured clockwise from the left are Kurt Rohde, Richard Worn, Linda Ghidossi-DeLuca, and Lynne Richburg. Photo courtesy of Jim Block.
Drummers Taji Malik, Tumani Onabiyi, and Henry Burton (left to right) represent Oriki Theater at an event at the Community School of Music and Arts. Photo courtesy of Chris Shum.
Emily Kitchens as Miranda, Michael Winters as Prospero, Erika Chong Shuch as Ariel, and Nicholas Pelczar as Ferdinand in Cal Shakes’ 2012 production of The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone. Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne.
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival invades Jessie Square. Photo courtesy of John Spicer.
San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in the pas de deux from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. Photo courtesy of Erik Tomasson.
The Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program funds a wide variety of arts organizations—preferably through multiyear general operating grants—in order to create opportunities for people and communities to participate in the arts. These grants embrace a wide range of artistic disciplines, aesthetics, and cultural traditions in the areas of dance, media, music, and theater that engage people across diverse communities.
The Program divides these grants into two categories: traditional works from multiple cultures that reflect the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area and innovative works that represent emerging cultural expressions and invigorate the way artists and audiences create, experience, and distribute their work. The Program recognizes that many organizations produce both traditional and innovative works. However, the categories allow us to understand the primary roles played by different grantees.
The Program is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Continuity and Engagement grantmaking at this time. For more information, click here. We encourage Bay Area performing arts grantseekers to explore funding opportunities with our Regranting Partners that provide support for arts organizations and individual artists.