Over 25,000 people participate in our community programs annually, from school children, teachers, seniors, and Bay Area families to fellow artists, volunteers, hospitals, and the general public. Each year, San Francisco Ballet donates over 4,000 performance tickets to nonprofit organizations that serve many diverse Bay Area communities. We hope these programs provide introduction, enrichment, and opportunity for anyone to explore dance as a powerful and important cultural art form.
The mission of San Francisco Boys Chorus is to provide music education, vocal training, and performance experience at the highest artistic level to boys from all cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. Our programs reflect an instructional approach designed to nurture self-esteem, leadership, independence, discipline, and responsibility, as well as a lifelong love of music. We believe the quality of life in our communities is enriched and strengthened by a love of music.
Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, High School, Post High School
Multi-Discipline, Visual Art
The San Francisco Center for the Book is a nonprofit organization that fosters the joy of books and bookmaking, the history, artistry, and continuing presence of books in our culture, and their enduring importance as a medium of self-expression. Free public programs include opening receptions for exhibitions, poetry readings, book release parties for our publications, gallery talks, open houses, and other community events like the Annual Earth Day Extravaganza and Roadworks Street Fair.
Field Trip, Workshop, Residency, Professional Development
Pre-K, TK, Grades K-5
Established in 1978, The San Francisco Children's Art Center is a non-profit, child-centered community art organization that values the importance of process-oriented art instruction. The Center offers classes for children ages 2-10 years at their Fort Mason studio. They provide visual arts residencies at preschools and elementary schools, including school-day and after school options. They also offer teacher professional development and field trips for workshops in the studio.
Our program introduces students to the art of filmmaking and celebrates both the differences and the shared values of the many cultural groups that make up our global community. We aim to develop media literacy, broaden insights into other cultures, enhance foreign language aptitude, develop critical thinking skills, and inspire a lifelong appreciation of cinema. We host film screenings, media presentations, interactive discussions, filmmaker visits, study guides, and professional development.