SOMArts Seeks Board Member Nominations

Nominate a Board Member candidate here.

SOMArts Cultural Center is currently seeking nominations for its volunteer Board of Directors. Self-nominations and nominations of others are both welcome. SOMArts is a tax exempt, nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the San Francisco Arts Commission. It is supported by funds from the San Francisco Hotel Tax as well as gifts from individuals and foundations.

What does SOMArts need in a board member?
Potential candidates should be willing to contribute their knowledge, resources and experience in fashioning policies which define, protect, and advance SOMArts’ mission; assist in meeting revenue goals by participating in SOMArts’ fundraising efforts; approve new programming initiatives; and act as advocates for SOMArts within their communities and to their elected officials.

What is the time commitment?
Each board member serves a two-year term, which is renewable twice for a total of six years of service. Board meetings are held quarterly, board members are expected to serve on at least one of four committees: executive committee (elected board officers), personnel committee, finance committee, fund development committee.

Are you looking for any particular skills or qualities?
At this time SOMArts is particularly interested in board members with experience in: architecture, urban planning and development, human resources and organizational management, Salesforce/CRM programming, museum education Also: artists with longstanding socially engaged practices in San Francisco, and individuals with experience working for or advocating to municipal agencies

SOMArts fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of San Francisco. We actively recruit a wide pool of applicants representing dimensions of difference that include – but are not limited to – age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.

For more information, please call 415-863-1414 x111 or email

Photo above by Astra Brinkman