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Introducing Sustain Arts

Aug. 11, 2016 | Sustain Arts Bay Area

Sustain Arts/Bay Area is a FREE and easy-to-use online tool tailored to meet the needs of the Bay Area artists, arts administrators, funders, and cultural policy makers. 

The Sustain Arts interactive web platform brings together an extraordinary universe of data on arts funding and audience participation in both for-profit and nonprofit arts activity across a wide range of disciplines including visual arts, theatre, dance, music, film, electronic media, literary arts, and the humanities.

At users can:

  • Track funding connections between over 400 funders and hundreds of grantees to identify potential funders and visualize the Bay Area granting landscape

  •  Locate participants in seven different disciplines across the 11 counties, and zoom in on specific zip codes to see estimated and actual participation statistics

  •  Search arts organizations using an index of over 2,100 nonprofits and 11,600 businesses and filter results by geography, discipline, and budget size

  • Find partners and collaborators with advanced search features that identify organizations like yours and locate cultural entities in your neighborhood

  • Explore key learnings that summarize research finding and highlight striking regional trends

Register online to claim, edit, or add information on your organization.

The Sustain Arts Bay Area platform is constantly evolving. Make sure your organizational information is up to date by registering online. In less than 5 minutes you can add or edit data including mission statement, organization type, discipline, and address. Mark yourself with tags such as “arts education”, “social justice” or “entertainment” so users can find you easily.

Have questions or comments? The Sustain Arts team would love to hear from you! Email Sustain Arts Communications Specialist, Kelly Varian, at


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