Administrators of Color Fellowship

The School of Arts and Culture at MHP (SOAC), in partnership with the California Arts Council (CAC), is administering a pilot program with the goal of uplifting an inclusive workforce and supporting the vibrancy of organizations that create and preserve the cultural identities of all California communities.

The California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship (CAC ACF) seeks to address the dearth of opportunities for people of color in arts administration, with the intention of creating a pipeline for people of color across and throughout the arts sector. CAC ACF programming is made possible in part by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and a one-time increase in state arts funding. Not currently offered.

The Arts Council designated SOAC, a cultural institution in East San Jose, as the statewide Administering Organization at a public meeting in September 2019. SOAC, in partnership with SVCreates, will administer the program for two years ending in 2021.

Following a competitive application process in the summer of 2020, SOAC convened a panel of experienced arts administrators and culture bearers to select the inaugural CAC ACF cohort, reflecting the breadth of expertise from arts leaders of color statewide.

To learn more about our Fellows and Host Organizations, visit our Administrators of Color Fellows page.

Program contact:
Jonathan Borca, SOAC
Strategic Partnerships Manager
(408) 482-7670

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