San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco International Arts Festival celebrates the arts through an annual gathering that brings together a global community of artists and audiences. The organization presents and produces innovative projects that are focused on increasing human awareness, understanding and appreciation. We develop long-term relationships with Bay Area artists participating in international collaborative projects and also present ground-breaking artists from around the world, many of whom have rarely or never previously performed in the United States.


In the Dark Times will there also be Singing?

June 03, 2017 11:00 AM

We are living in dark times. The threat of continued and expanded war, xenophobic travel bans, walls, and immigration enforcement, and the rise of authoritarian power have left many communities living in fear. In collaboration with the San Francisco International Arts Festival, The Center for Political Education will host a forum on June 3rd during which presenters will grapple with the politics of culture and creative expression in times of war, xenophobia, and inequality. The forum will cover three primary areas:The Struggle over Creative Space and Resources, Art and Culture against and over Borders, and Art and Culture for Strong Movements. In each area, artists and culture workers actively engaged in political organizing in the Bay Area and internationally will offer insights and share practices to elevate the central role art and culture must play for efforts at social change to be successful. If, as Bertolt Brecht noted, "In the dark times will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times, what sort of songs will be written and sung by artists and their communities in our dark times? Join us to explore the possibilities.
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Russian Contemporary Theatre Panel Discussion

June 03, 2017 2:00 PM

A discussion about the latest plots, passions and intrigues in the Moscow theatre scene moderated by local arts critic and Golden Mask Festival veteran Robert Avila of KQED. Panelists include director of the Meyerhold Theatre Center Katya Alekseenko and Vyacheslav Sava Chebotar, director of One Day We Will All Be Happy.
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San Francisco International Arts Festival

870 Market Street, Suite 1256
San Francisco, CA 94102




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