At YBCA, we are committed to creating a place for people to come together to grapple with the urgent challenges and questions of our time. We look for the game changing ideas and we find a way to incubate them, to make them real.

We know that artists are changing lives and transforming communities across this country, but their work remains marginalized, underfunded. Despite extraordinary efforts to shift arts philanthropy, we have not been able to bring this massive creative potential to scale.

Enter CultureBank, a program that offers a new way to invest in communities, by investing in artists. Our mission is rooted in the belief that every person, every neighborhood has something of value and that artists are uniquely equipped to change hearts, minds, and lives through culture shifting community engagement work. CultureBank has created a model where collective social impact is valued as much as financial returns.

Learn more about the artists that are transforming their communities and how to invest in them at CultureBank.org →