Catalyzing Community Creativity

Did you know that the San Diego region boasts the 11th largest artist population in the nation?

Here at The Foundation, we’re doing our best to help crack the top 10 next year. Through the Creative Catalyst Program, The San Diego Foundation strengthens our local creative economy by supporting emerging and established artists and engaging our communities in the artistic process.

Engagement is Key

Art should be for everyone. As such, many of the Creative Catalyst projects awarded in 2015 focus on connecting communities and creating a larger story from community member experiences.

In its third cycle of awards, Creative Catalyst projects invite community members to explore their artistic side and help shape final art pieces and productions. In the coming months, be sure to check out the following opportunities and be part of that creative process.

Upcoming Creative Catalyst Projects

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The Creative Catalyst: Individual Artist Fellowship Program provides opportunities for local professional artists like Bhavna and Brian to create work that advances their careers and increases civic engagement and social capital within San Diego neighborhoods.

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About Vi Calvo

Vi CalvoAs the Community Impact Manager at The San Diego Foundation, Vi works with local governments, nonprofits, academic institutions and community groups to identify and support strategic partnerships throughout the region aligned with Work, Enjoy, Live and Learn (WELL). Vi earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.

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