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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

July 16, 2020

Each year on Tax Day—this year, July 15—you give the U.S. government your money. Once every 10 years, citizens and non-citizens alike have the opportunity to take that money back for your community! When you complete your 2020 Census, you direct $20,000 ($2,000 a year for the next ten years) of federal funding to your community.

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

July 10, 2020

Harness‘ America Ferrera and Wilmer Valderrama join forces with Stacey Abrams, Kerry Washington, Sandra Oh, Rosario Dawson, Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, Tan France, and other artists and activists to explain why you need to be counted.

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

July 2, 2020

Here, which Miguel Arzabe created for Art+Action’s COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign, is an homage to the cultures of resistance to oppression that continue to exist in the Bay Area. A nineteenth-century colonial engraving of a California Native American is recontextualized and reclaimed by weaving in the 1960’s raised fist symbol for black power and self determination. 

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

June 24, 2020

Pride month is here, and while we’re all celebrating differently this year, let’s make the 2020 Census our chance to be seen and to be counted. In 2020, the Census has taken some steps forward when it comes to LGBTQIA+ people being counted: for the first time in history, same-sex relationships can be identified in one question. Even though gender that isn’t binary cannot yet be recorded, YOU decide how you want to answer the gender question—regardless of what is on your birth certificate. Progress, not perfection. It’s still vital to participate, because there is so much at stake for our communities.

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

June 18, 2020

Artist Emory Douglas’ Father’s Love speaks to love and Black joy at a moment when we all need to be reminded what matters most. This Father’s Day, we encourage you to spend quality time with your loved ones, and make sure your family counts. They’re depending on you. Fill out your Census, and tell everyone you know. Come to your Census. 

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48 Hills: “See Black Women Emphasizes ‘Who Gets Counted,’ in Census and Beyond”

48 Hills: “See Black Women Emphasizes ‘Who Gets Counted,’ in Census and Beyond”

PRESS

May 25, 2020

Coalition partners YBCA and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) collaborated with arts organizer and curator Ashara Ekundayo to present a two-part conversation called See Black Women. Part of Art+Action’s Come To Your Campaign campaign, the conversation calls attention to Black women’s often overlooked contributions to the arts, and who “counts” in society.  

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

May 25, 2020

Art+Action teamed up with Creativity Explored + San Francisco Public Library to share this shelter-in-place coloring activity: Antonio Benjamin’s Houses. What, where, and who is your home? There’s a rainbow of possibilities. Get your markers, crayons, glitter, and whatever else colors your fancy! 

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KALW 91.7 FM: “Black Female Artists Call for Their Community to be Counted in the Census”

KALW 91.7 FM: “Black Female Artists Call for Their Community to be Counted in the Census”

PRESS

May 20, 2020

Arts organizer Ashara Ekundayo talks about her two-part series See Black Women, hosted in collaboration with coalition partners YBCA and Museum of the African Diaspora, in which she speaks with Black female artists about being counted in the Census and the greater society.

Listen to the full interview HERE

Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

May 18, 2020

Art+Action Featured Artist and children’s book author Innosanto Nagara reads his illustrated book Counting on Community to encourage us all to count ourselves in the 2020 Census to help support our communities.

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

May 11, 2020

Learn more about Come to Your Census: See Black Women, a two-part livestream forum featuring nine Bay Area black womxn artists and curators. Art+Action and our Coalition Partner Hospitality House present artist Txutxo Perez‘ at-home video demonstration of How to Make a Linocut Print on IGTV.

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CityLab: “The Art of the Census”

CityLab: “The Art of the Census”

PRESS

April 30, 2020

Museum exhibits at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and New York’s Museum of the City of New York showcase work inspired by the decennial counts of the U.S. Census Bureau. Like the census itself, the shows are going online.  

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

May 4, 2020

In collaboration with San Francisco’s Public Library, Art+Action commissioned artist Anna Sergeeva to create a series of YOU MATTER images from the community generated “Shades of San Francisco” photography archive.

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

April 27, 2020

In solidarity with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Youth Vote (BYV!) #CountMeBlack Youth Census Week, Art+Action shared Lava Thomas’ Come to Your Census, Students posters.

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Hyperallergic: “Why the 2020 US Census Matters for the Arts”

Hyperallergic: “Why the 2020 US Census Matters for the Arts”

PRESS

April 16, 2020

Many months ago, before the coronavirus pandemic changed our lives and took hold of our collective psyche, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) was approached by independent curator and activist Amy Kisch. She had been commissioned by San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) to develop an arts-driven campaign around the 2020 US Census—a once-a-decade population count that plays a fundamental role in our democracy.

Read the story HERE

Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

April 20, 2020

The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful at-home art activity video demonstration, kids teaching kids about the 2020 Census and how to make a butterfly installation.

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

April 14, 2020

In solidarity with National Latino Census Week of Action, led by NALEO Educational Fund, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Voto Latino, Art+Action shared For Freedoms’, Freedom From Want, Come to Your Census posters in Spanish, Chinese, English, and Tagalog.

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Video: “Art in a Time of Crisis”

Video: “Art in a Time of Crisis”

PRESS

April 8, 2020

A conversation with community organizer Manny Yekutial and Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—Art+Action’s HQ + Lead Partner—about the role of art in a time of crisis, highlighting the cross-sector Art+Action Coalition, its Come to Your Census campaign, and its Founder + Artistic Director of Social Impact Amy Kisch.

Watch the conversation HERE

Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

April 6, 2020

Art+Action Featured Artist Leah Nichols’ step-by-step How To: 2020 Census postcard in Chinese, English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

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Medium: “Let’s Reimagine it All”

Medium: “Let’s Reimagine it All”

PRESS

April 5, 2020

Deborah Cullinan, CEO of YBCA—Art+Action’s HQ + Lead Partner—shares the story behind the partnership with Art+Action’s Founder + Artistic Director of Social Impact Amy Kisch, the creation of the Come to Your Census campaign, powered by San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), and how the role of artists and creative thinkers is needed now more an ever.

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Smithsonian Magazine: “This Art Campaign Wants You to Participate in the 2020 Census”

Smithsonian Magazine: “This Art Campaign Wants You to Participate in the 2020 Census”

PRESS

April 2, 2020

Art+Action has responded to COVID-19 by shifting from public events to social media and online outreach—and continuing to offer their open-sourced multi-lingual arts-driven Census toolkit—to advocate for the health and strength of our communities for the next decade.

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The Art Newspaper: “Coronavirus Complicates US Census—and the Arts Funding Tied to it”

The Art Newspaper: “Coronavirus Complicates US Census—and the Arts Funding Tied to it”

PRESS

April 1, 2020

Art+Action has launched a multi-pronged initiative to reach Bay Area residents in hard-to-count communities, and galvanize the art world to get behind the national headcount.

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Hyperallergic: “Come to Your Census: The 2020 Census is an Essential Service”

Hyperallergic: “Come to Your Census: The 2020 Census is an Essential Service”

PRESS

April 1, 2020

Participating in the 2020 Census helps to secure the long-term health and strength of our communities. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that completing the Census is more vital now than ever.

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Hyperallergic: YBCA Presents “Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America”

Hyperallergic: YBCA Presents “Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America”

PRESS

April 1, 2020

Learn more about YBCA’s digital art and civic engagement experience as part of an arts-driven citywide campaign led by the Art+Action coalition, commissioned by the City of San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA).

Read the article HERE

Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

March 30, 2020

Art+Action Youth Open Call Winner, a San Francisco 7th Grader from Lower Haight, Isha Lucia Thorne’s artwork, “Bright Voices.”

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7×7: “Spring Arts Preview”

7×7: “Spring Arts Preview”

PRESS

March 3, 2020

7×7 calls out YBCA’s digital art and civic experience Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America? in its roundup of art openings this Spring.

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KIQI 1010AM: Interview with Artists Arlene Correa Valencia and Sergio de la Torre

KIQI 1010AM: Interview with Artists Arlene Correa Valencia and Sergio de la Torre

PRESS

February 6, 2020

Marcos Gutierrez of KIQI 1010AM interviews Art+Action featured artists Arleene Correa Valencia and Sergio de la Torre for #HechoenCalifornia and Art+Action’s arts-driven #2020Census Campaign.

Listen to the recording HERE

The Art Newspaper: “San Francisco Fairs Reflect the Bay Area’s Widening Wealth Gap”l

The Art Newspaper: “San Francisco Fairs Reflect the Bay Area’s Widening Wealth Gap”l

PRESS

January 20, 2020

San Francisco as a cultural mecca with FOG and Untitled, the new SFMOMA, Pace and Gagosian, civic art programs like Art+Action, and the development of artist enclaves such as Minnesota Street Project.

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KTVU: “Nancy Pelosi Helps Launch New Census Campaign in San Francisco”

KTVU: “Nancy Pelosi Helps Launch New Census Campaign in San Francisco”

PRESS

January 17, 2020

Channel 2 News covers the unveiling of the Come to Your Census campaign with the SF COUNTS 2020 Census launch with Mayor London N. Breed and Speaker Nancy Pelosi at San Francisco City Hall.

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

January 16, 2020

Announcing Art+Action—San Francisco’s first coalition for civic participation across art, creative, community, business, technology, philanthropy, activist, and government sectors—has launched an arts-driven campaign to mobilize participation in the 2020 U.S. Census—a 9-question, 10 minute survey, that determines how federal funding and political representation are distributed over the next 10 years.  

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Art+Action Newsletter

Art+Action Newsletter

NEWS

October 4, 2019

Sanctuary City Project’s mobile tricycle silkscreen cart will be the first in Art+Action’s series of art activations which will be held throughout the greater SF Bay Area throughOctober 31, 2020. 

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