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If you’re looking for a way to celebrate and support this precious cultural resource, we invite you to become a member of our community at a level that feels meaningful and affordable to you.  Members receive a free subscription to our digital newsletter, Art & Activism Quarterly, invitations to special events and carefully curated surprise perks throughout the year. Suggested annual membership donations are sliding scale $5 – $500 per year. (Benefits are the same at every giving level because classism sucks and we aren’t running a gift shop.) All donations are tax-deductible less $10, the fair market value of  benefits.

One-time and monthly contributions can be made via PayPal →

Checks can be mailed to:

Bay Area Society for Art & Activism
c/o Elizabeth Travelslight
2801 Turk Blvd. #105
San Francisco, CA 94118

Please make checks payable to our fiscal sponsor: SOMArts Cultural Center with a note for Bay Area Society for Art & Activism in the memo.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Travelslight:

Thank you!

Who We Are

The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is a diverse and intergenerational community celebrating the way artists and activists engage with issues of social justice, hope, freedom, history, democracy, love, labor, class, the environment and more.

Our goal is to cultivate art and activism as vital regional values and to return creative, cultural and monetary resources to Bay Area artists, curators and activists so that they can continue to create the incredible work that makes the Bay Area a beacon of subversive, socially-engaged art and visionary grassroots activism. We accomplish this through our programs, including community events, exhibitions, informal gatherings, and our blog, online archive and quarterly newsletter.

We are an operationally-light nonprofit collective and a fiscally-sponsored project of San Francisco’s historic SOMArts Cultural Center. We are non-hierarchically structured and do not manage any physical spaces or full-time staff.

Membership donations, grants, and gifts are our primary means of financial support. Our fiscal sponsorship qualifies all gifts as tax-deductible contributions.