South of Market Community Action Network & Jerome Reyes

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameSouth of Market Community Action Network
Address1110 Howard Street
San Francisco CA, 94013
United States
Fiscal AgentFilipino American Development Foundation

Jerome Reyes and the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) are collaborating on a three-part project that will develop a multi-platform political campaign that generates and circulates artwork throughout the neighborhood. Materials created through the project will focus on local issues of SOMCAN’s Filipino and Latin American immigrant membership. These include pedestrian and bicycle safety, food rights, the South of Market Filipino Cultural Heritage District, housing awareness, and immigrant concerns. Public and indoor artworks, many of them text-based, will be presented around the South of Market neighborhood and in SOMCAN’s 2,000 square foot storefront. Materials created through the project will become part of the archive Contact Points: Field Notes toward Freedom.

SOMCAM is a multi-racial, community-based organization that, since 2000, has served low-income immigrant youth and families in the South of Market. Lead artist Jerome Reyes works at Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. His multi-disciplinary work engages with ideas of architecture, urban studies, and cultural difference. He’s made installations and drawings, programmed events, staged theatrical readings, and co-designed educational initiatives. Contact Points will culminate in the early spring of 2018.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/10/16 - 03/30/18
Serving United States/California/San Francisco/San Francisco

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