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Jan 15 2022

Secure the B.A.G. (Black Arts Grant)

Bayview Uncut: Secure the B.A.G. (Black Arts Grants) is a program of the Bayview Opera House in collaboration with the San Francisco African American Arts and Cultural District and is funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development though the Dreamkeeper Initiative. The purpose of this grant program is to support artists […]

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Jan 15 2022

Tools of the Trade: Artist + Professional Development

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 […]

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Jan 8 2022

New Book Alert: You Are Not Alone

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is an empathetic and inclusive picture book that empowers kids to love their beautiful selves, celebrate their identities, stand up to hate, and have each other’s backs no matter what. In those moments that you are afraid or feel like you don’t belong, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  For a limited time, […]

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Jan 8 2022

Frameline: Blackness Is Everything

Thank you to our friends at Frameline for hipping us to this amazing short film created by local Black artists. Check out the short film below and support these amazing artists! MORE INFO HERE

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Jan 8 2022

PUSH and Zaccho offer H.A.R.T.

The Hip Hop Artist Residency & Training (HART) Program is a 4-month residency that will provide training and performance opportunities to 8 Black performing artists ages 18 and up with aspirations to build a career in Hip Hop and the performing arts. This culturally enriching program will also address how racial equity and social justice […]

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Jan 8 2022

Liberation Academy at Dance Mission Theater

THE LIBERATION ACADEMYJanuary-June 2022 A free series of round table discussions, music & dance workshops, and films for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) dedicated to freedom.  Presented by Dance Mission Theater and funded in part by the Dream Keepers Initiative. Directed and curated by Ellen Sebastian-Chang, Sarah Crowell, Kara Mack,   Bongo Sidibe, Joti Singh, and amara tabor-smith. This Liberation […]

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Artists of Juneteenth 2021!

By smiley | Jun 11, 2021

BVOH is so excited to rock with local musicians ranging across various genres for Juneteenth! Learn more about the amazing artists that will be gracing our stage and come out to see them! Reserve your tickets here La Bateria Batuci Batuci (Ba- Two -Key) a small dynamic group of Brazilian percussion, dance, melodic instruments and […]

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JUNETEENTH 2021: Art. Culture. Solidarity!

By smiley | May 26, 2021

We’re bringing the joy this Juneteenth! BVOH is excited to be celebrating the re-opening of the City by having our FIRST in-person event since “the Shutdown” began. The outdoor stage will be rocking all afternoon with live drumming from Bateria Batuci, poetry by Queen Niyah, original dance numbers by Feline Finesse, Hip Hop performances by […]

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BVOH x SFMTA x VisionZeroSF : “Safe Arrival” by Ahmad Walker

By smiley | Apr 24, 2021

This Spring (2021) BVOH was commissioned by the SFMTA and VisionZeroSF “Left Turn Project” to produce three video PSAs promoting making safe left turns. For one of our projects we tapped Bayview native and current Shipyard Resident Artist Ahmad Walker. Using his green screen and claymation skills, Ahmad created a piece that speaks to driver […]

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BVOH x SFMTA x VisionZeroSF : Bayview is Beautiful Brochure

By smiley | Apr 24, 2021

For another aspect of our collaboration with the SFMTA and VisionZeroSF “Left Turns” project was the creation of our “Bayview is Beautiful” tri-fold brochure. For this brochure we felt it was important to not only highlight alternatives to driving like walking, dancing, skating or playing, but also highlight the beautiful people and hidden gems within […]

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BVOHxSFMTAxVisionZeroSF : See Us Dance feat. PUSH Dance

By smiley | Apr 24, 2021

This Spring (2021) BVOH was commissioned by the SFMTA and VisionZeroSF “Left Turn Project” to produce three video PSAs promoting making safe left turns. For one of our projects our Visual Designer Z Perdomo collaborated with BVOH Resident Artist Raissa Simpson and PUSH Dance Company members Ashley Gayle and Patrick Secrease to create an abstract […]

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BVOH x SFMTA x VisionZeroSF: We Love To See Us Doing Good

By smiley | Apr 23, 2021

This Spring (2021) BVOH was commissioned by the SFMTA and VisionZeroSF “Left Turn Project” to produce three video PSAs promoting making safe left turns. We engaged the well-known painter and quintessential Bayview artist, Malik Seneferu to paint in the middle of the street, and asking the viewer to “See Us.” This refers to more than […]

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Shipyard [Virtual] Open Studios: April 7th to May 9th, 2021

By smiley | Apr 5, 2021

The Shipyard Artists invite you to participate in a Shipyard Open Studios event. April 7 – May 9: Virtual artist stores open April 10, 12PM – 3PM: Live virtual artist talks and studio visits on Zoom – artists will present a live show with interviews, demos and studios tours, and be available in their private Zoom breakout rooms […]

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For the (Art) and Culture: Campo Santo’s “Hotel Angulo”

By smiley | Apr 5, 2021

Join Campo Santo and BVOH for the premiere party to celebrate and listen to: “Hotel Angulo” by Luis Saguar, the inaugural audio production by Campo Santo, 2021 Friday April 09, 2021 6:30 pre-show live DJ set from Wonway Posibul 7pm- listening party with projections by Joan Osato 9pm- talk back and online hang with Campo […]

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Starting Soon: Digital Story Telling for Youth

By smiley | Apr 5, 2021

On April 14th, 2021, BVOH and Crowded Fire Theater Company will collaborate on a youth-centered online workshop series that focuses on using teaching youth the art of storytelling through writing and visual design. This workshop in particular, will be an opportunity specifically for African American and Asian youth to come together and use the experience […]

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