Tools of the Trade is a program of the Bayview Opera House, funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the Dreamkeeper Initiative. The money comes from the San Francisco General Fund and is part of the 120 million dollars over 2 years that was reallocated from the police department for the direct benefit of the Black community in San Francisco.
Tools of the Trade is a workforce development program intended to primarily support San Francisco artists in their quest to become financially successful as artists or cultural workers. Priority is given to Black applicants. Bayview Opera House offers practical skill development in many areas that are not easily accessible elsewhere, but are needed to be successful in today's arts eco-system.