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Updating SFUSDs Arts Master Plan: A RFP

Seeking an independent consultant to undertake the important task of updating San Francisco School District’s visual and performing arts master plan.


NCG Member Spotlight on Frances Phillips

We’re happy, with the assistance of NCG, to help you to get acquainted with Frances Phillips, Program Director, the Arts and Creative Work Fund

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Hear the Cypress String Quartet Play Farewell

Violinists Cecily Ward and Tom Stone, violist Ethan Filner, and cellist Jennifer Kloetzel celebrate their 20th and final season as the Cypress String Quartet with a series of free concerts. We hope you will be able to attend at least one performance.


Illuminating Philanthropy: Data, Art, and Transparency

Spectra: A Counting is a curtain of beads. In this curtain, each individual bead represents $10,000 of the Fund’s grantmaking. Taken together, they visually encapsulate the past 30 years of Fund grantmaking. Spectra, in the language of art, reveals the complex story of a foundation responding to changing times while maintaining its core values.

An Alternative History of the Elise S. Haas Bequest

A little more than 20 years ago, devoted philanthropist and longtime advocate for the arts Elise S. Haas gave a remarkable group of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper to SFMOMA. Join the Fund in reading SFMOMA Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture Caitlin Haskell’s investigation of the collection over at the Open Space Blog. Caitlin’s first entry

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We Are Everything We Are Not: West Wall Project No. 4

In 2007, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund inaugurated The West Wall Project to recognize and support some of the talented artists who have received Creative Work Fund grants. Every 18 months, an artist is commissioned to create an original work for display in the Fund’s offices at One Lombard Street in San Francisco. The

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