What is the Artist Power Center?

Out of a moment of crisis, we are working to create resiliency. 

The Artist Power Center, founded and fueled at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, is a digital platform created to help artists and cultural workers navigate emergency relief and continue to build long-term careers. The platform allows artists to share knowledge, exchange resources and opportunities, advocate for what matters and create connections across sectors to strengthen the creative community across the United States. We want to learn from your work, your story, and the challenges you face so that we can develop this power center into an inclusive and dynamic platform that is focused on building the strength and resilience of our creative community.


What can the Artist Power Center help me with?

Our goal is to help you navigate the existing and forthcoming relief funds, and notify you of new funds as soon as we are notified. We have customized resource guides to eliminate the time it takes to sort through what you’re eligible for. We have real people standing by to help you navigate what funds remain open and to connect you to resources in accounting, legal and health services. You will receive a ticket number when you connect with us that will allow us to support your needs over the long term and share relevant information with you as requested. 


How do I connect with the Artist Power Center Staff?

Connect with our support team through our website where you can text/chat with us or call us directly at (415) 704-6090 When you connect with us via phone, our team will provide support in English and Spanish and online resources are powered by Google Translate. 


How can the Artist Power Center help me stay on top of any new relief funds?

We can help you avoid missing the announcement of new relief funds, grants, or resources that are announced. Once you connect with us, and we learn more about what you need, we can send you updates via email on updated resources we receive that match your personal needs, and you can opt-out at any time. 


What is the Artist Power Center FORUM?

We built a digital platform for socially engaged artists to talk directly to each other, to learn, share, exchange, and build community through peer-to-peer dialogue. This is it. This is your forum.


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Thank you for visiting the Artist Power Center. Stay connected with us and we will find our way through this together. 

Artist Power Center phone support hours are Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm PST with online resources available 24/7 On-Demand.

The initial launch of the Artist Power Center is supported by grants provided by Zendesk as part of its “Tech for Good” program.

The Artist Power Center is made possible by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, whose generous support funded the project’s research and development.