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YBCA Fellows

The YBCA Fellows program brings together creative citizens from across the Bay Area - artists and everyday people alike - to engage in a yearlong process of inquiry, dialogue, and project generation.

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YBCA Fellows Alumni

Fellowship cohorts have assembled since 2016, each with a different question to respond to.
See our alumni cohorts »

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is the Bay Area’s creative home for civic action. We believe that culture precedes change, and it is the responsibility of arts organizations to spur and support societal movement. Each Fellowship cohort explores and responds to a question that emerged from our annual YBCA 100 Summit and together they’ll use art and culture to inspire community transformation. Fellows projects will be presented during our Public Square and can take the form of performance or visual presentations, writing, screenings, visual arts, workshops, etc. These projects provide platforms to share new ideas and information and drive new possibilities into the public imagination.

YBCA Fellows Alumni

Fellowship cohorts have assembled since 2016, each with a different question to respond to.
See our alumni cohorts »

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Political Power Fellows
2018-2019 YBCA Fellows cohort
How might we re-imagine POLITICAL POWER?

YBCA Fellows: Political Power cohort in the YBCA Grand Lobby.

JESSALYN AALAND
Artist, Educator

JESS COOK
Community Arts Facilitator, Multi-disciplinary Artist

AMBER CRABBE
Artist, Transportation Policy Nerd

SUSANA ESLAVA SÁENZ
Artist

NICOLE GARZINO
Foundation/Social Impact Director, Arts Administrator

NAJIB JOE HAKIM
Photographer

BEATRIZ HERRERA
Lead Organizer, City College Instructor

LEAH KING
Music Producer, Vocalist, Educational Arts Instructor

ALEXIS LITZKY
Professor and Public Debater, City College of San Francisco

SKY LOWE
Organizer, Gamer, Student

Collective Safety Fellows
2018-2019 YBCA Fellows cohort
How might we pursue and sustain COLLECTIVE SAFETY?

TIERRA ALLEN
Theater Artist, Teaching Artist, Activist

BLYTH BARNOW
Preacher, Advocate

RENATA BARRETO
Thinker, Writer, Changemaker

DAVID BRAZIL
Pastor

JODY CHEN
Artist

JULES COWAN
Artist, Designer

CLAUDIA ESCOBAR
Artist

JONATHAN GARCIA
Artist, Creative

JORGE GARCIA
Catalyst, Educator, DJ, Photographer

MARCELO GARZO MONTALVO
Educator, Activist, Musician, Dancer, PhD Candidate UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies

INÉS IXIERDA (GARDILCIC)
Artist, Bruja

Past Fellows

See our YBCA Fellow cohorts from past years

Class of 2016-2017 YBCA Fellows

Credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

YBCA’s Engagement Programming is made possible by The James Irvine Foundation.

The Creative Ecosystem in 17-18 is supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.