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.

Description

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.

Truth Fellows
How do we find and empower TRUTH?

YBCA Fellows: Truth cohort in the YBCA Grand Lobby. Photo: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

STELLA ADELMAN
Program Director, Dance Mission
Performer/Dancer

ANNIE ALBAGLI
Interdisciplinary Artist

LARRY (LAURA) ARRINGTON
Dance-Artist

CHRISTY CHAN
Artist / Writer

LORRIE CHANG
Program Associate for Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development

RAPHAEL COHEN
Writer, Performer, and Arts Educator

COURTNEY DONOVAN
Associate Professor in Geography, SFSU

KATIE FAULKNER
Choreographer/Performer/Teaching Artist

JOHANNA HOFFMAN
Designer. Associate, Urban Fabrick. Founder, SHIFTWORKS

ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ JARAMILLO
Interdisciplinary Storyteller, Facilitator & Community Builder

Public Imagination Fellows
Where is our PUBLIC IMAGINATION?

Public Imagination Fellows in the YBCA Grand Lobby. Photo: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

JUSTIN CARDER
Designer, Founder at Wolfman Books

SAROLTA JANE CUMP
Conjuror at Chimera Obscura

JULIANA DELGADO LOPERA
Writer/ Community-Organizer/ Historian

SAMANTHA “SAMMAY” DIZON
Interdisciplinary Artist; Activist; Kinetic Storyteller; Founder of URBAN x INDIGENOUS

COURTNEY FERRIS
Design & Engagement

CLAIRE FITZSIMMONS
Co-Founder and Director, Storefront Institute

BRITNEY (BRIT) FRAZIER
Actor/ Director/Educator

YOLANDA HIPPENSTEELE
Social Change Strategist, Organizer and Convener

CYNTHIA HUA
Artist and Researcher

KAYLA JONES
Designer, Visual Artist & Art Director

Creative Dissent Fellows
Can we make CREATIVE DISSENT matter?

Creative Dissent Fellows assembled in the 3rd Street Courtyard. Photo: Nando Alvarez

MISHA ABBAS
California College of the Arts

MICKEY BELMER
San Francisco State University

CYNTHIA M BELTRAN-ISLAS
San Francisco State University

RIVER BLACK
California College of the Arts

JULIA BLUME
San Francisco Art Institute

JENNIFER BRANDEL
California College of the Arts

BARRETT COONEY
San Francisco Art Institute

KATIE CURRY
San Francisco Art Institute

LIEYAH DAGAN
University of California, Berkeley

PAIGE DAVIS
University of California, Berkeley

MOLLY DOW
MPA Candidate, Columbia University

BEATRIZ ESCOBAR
California College of the Arts

ALLYSON FUENTES
San Francisco State University

CAMILLA HAMMER
California College of the Arts

GERALD HENDERSON
High School Teacher

AUSTIN INMAN
San Francisco State University

JACKIE KATZ
California College of the Arts

STACY KELLNER
University of California, Berkeley

JEAR KEOKHAM
University of California, Berkeley

PATRICIA LEAL
California College of the Arts

YVETTE MARTHELL
San Francisco Art Institute

CARLOS ALBERTO MAYER
San Francisco Art Institute

STEFANIE MCGINNIS
University of California, Berkeley

XENIA MOSELEY
California College of the Arts

ANNA MUESSIG
Founder of West Coast Women Unite, Project Manager at Gehl

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.