SOMArts is accepting Board nominations


photo from Ubuntu: Everyone at the Table

Nominate a Board Member candidate here.

SOMArts Cultural Center is currently accepting nominations for its volunteer Board of Directors. Self-nominations and nominations of others are both welcome. SOMArts is an independent nonprofit organization and one of six cultural centers that work in close partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission to provide accessible arts opportunities to all San Franciscans . It receives support from the SFAC and Grants for the Arts in addition to philanthropic investments 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; evaluate new and existing 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 in person at SOMArts on the first Wednesday of August, November, February and May from noon to 2pm.

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. The typical time commitment is between 5 and 10 hours a month including attendance at social and arts events.

Are you looking for any particular skills or qualities?
At this time SOMArts is particularly interested in board members with experience in: architecture, publicity and marketing, finance and business development, urban planning, human resources and organizational management, Salesforce/CRM programming, corporate philanthropy and community engagement. Also: mid-career artists who have a community-informed practice, 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 by Tha-Don Bowden From A.L.V.S, from Ubuntu: Everyone at the Table