The fight to save arts and culture funding moved to the steps of San Francisco City Hall Tuesday.
Approximately 200 arts leaders chanted “culture is power,” and rallied on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as for a bump in city funding.
“We face a government that believes that art and culture belongs to the privileged few,” said Jon Moscone, director of civic engagement for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), as he addressed the crowd.
“So today, in San Francisco when we advocate for the arts, we stand up against that. Everybody deserves arts, everybody deserves culture.”
Over the past three years, the NEA has given $6.5 million to San Francisco arts organizations.