Art for Intergenerational Healing (A4IH)

A4IH is a program at 447 Minna produced by
Community Arts Stabilization Trust

Please apply by 1/5/2023 at 11:59pm

IMPORTANT DATES - subject to change
Notification: 1/9-1/11/2023
Orientation: 1/16/2023
Mentorship Duration: 1/16-3/31/2023
Final Project: 4/15/2023


What is A4IH?

In times of crisis and in celebration, artists help provide an outlet for our emotions and bring healing. A4IH at 447 Minna provides support for socially-engaged Black and Filipino artists interested in mentorship that centers community healing through artistic expression in the San Francisco South of Market neighborhood.

Mentees will have the opportunity to create with the intention to heal and/or encourage dialogue about community healing through the use of art. Learning from a seasoned San Francisco artist/arts educator, Adrián Arias, mentees will gain experience in public art installation through the creation of a mural as well as how to apply social practice to creative expression.



Who is Adrián?

Adrian Arias (American, born in Peru)

Is a visual artist, poet, performer, curator, activist, and cultural promoter, who brings together multidisciplinary artists to engage in community projects with messages of social justice, racial equality, climate change, peace, beauty, health, and hope in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Adrian is one of the founders and creators of MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project) and creator of festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area such as: VideoFest, Luna Negra, and ILLUSION shows in San Francisco.

Adrian uses his dreams as creative initiatives, which realizes through performances and community projects such as his multimedia shows called DREAMS, or most currently, Tarot in Pandemic & Revolution, where 24 visual artists and 41 poets from the SF Bay Area have participated.


Who is CAST?

Founded in 2013, Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) is a community-centered real estate organization for artists and arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. In deep partnership with local communities, we secure and steward permanently affordable space. Together, we are modeling new ways of ensuring artist and culture bearers can stay anchored where they create.

What is 447 Minna?

447 Minna provides affordable rentable space, exposure, and resources to artists, culture bearers, and neighborhood organizations in the SoMa community. Donated to CAST in 2019 by Brookfield Properties, CAST has reimagined the space as a community gathering place, with a small performance venue hosting arts and cultural events, workshops, pop-ups, and neighborhood activities. In partnership with the community, CAST has built out these spaces for people to have the flexibility to experiment, dream, imagine and connect through artistic expression. For more about CAST programs and events at 447 Minna, go to


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A4IH is a program by 447 Minna produced by Community Arts Stabilization Trust, funded by #StartSmall.