[AsAm News] SF Chinatown artists receive guaranteed income during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic left many artists struggling to find the resources necessary to produce their art.

Jeanette Lazam's artwork (left) and Zushun Lei's artwork (right) Photo by Akemi Tamanaha


The grants are part of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ (YBCA) Creative Communities Coalition for Guaranteed Income program. The program is funded by Jack Dorsey’s #StarSmall Foundation and Mackenzie Scott.

YBCA partnered with six San Francisco arts and culture organizations to provide 60 eligible San Francisco artists with monthly funding. One of the organizations YBCA partnered with was the Chinese Culture Foundation and Center of San Francisco (CCC).



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