Announcing the YBCA 10

In April 2021, we announced the YBCA 10, a cohort of artists the organization would work with in deep relationships over the course of a year, to allow their creative practice to lead us towards a more equitable future.

Over the past nine months, the artists that make up the 10—dancers, photographers, wordsmiths, architects, technologists, farmers, and multidisciplinary practitioners—have been working with each other and in community to imagine and design creative prototypes that impact community health and well-being, by addressing racial justice and climate equity.

While these issues are undeniably urgent, creative practice also needs time. This is an entirely new way of working for us as an organization *and* for these powerful artists, all happening at a time when deep care is required more than ever. After months of listening, movement workshops, and community conversations, it is now time to open up their process to you—our community.

YBCA 10 Podcast

“I want the people who work the land, the people who feed us, to be valued.” In the kickoff episode for the YBCA 10 Podcast, this episode introduces you to Nikiko Masumoto – a yonsei (4th generation) farmer at the Masumoto Family Farm. Listen in as she describes reigniting the soul of farming, radical resilience, community engagement, and much more about her creative enterprises in art and activism.

YBCA 10 Artist Cohort

The Creative Cohort

The Creative Cohort is a group of 20 experts of multiple disciplines who will advise, mentor and provide feedback to the YBCA 10 artists through the process of conceiving, building and refining their prototypes. In this program, collaboration is essential at all levels in developing projects and is part of the evolution that emphasizes YBCA’s commitment to building transformative relationships with artists and investing in them to develop the deepest work we can together.