Imagining Central Market Grant Awarded to Luggage Store Gallery

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Arts Blog, News |

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today that the Luggage Store Gallery was selected as the winner of its Imagining Central Market initiative. The Luggage Store, the lead organization in a collaborative effort that includes the Nighthouse Studio and Hyphae Design Laboratory, will receive a $100,000 grant award to create Light Up Central Market, seven site-specific art installations that will illuminate buildings and sidewalks on Central... Read More

Imagining Central Market Online Exhibition for Five Finalists

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Arts Blog, News |

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is thrilled to announce five finalists for the Imagining Central Market initiative and to present an online exhibition of the proposed projects. The winner will be selected in August and will receive a $100,000 grant to implement their project. Imagining Central Market supports the creation of a large-scale, interactive installation that explores the themes of identity and place in San Francisco’s Central Market... Read More

Market Forces: San Francisco’s Mid-Market Corridor

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Arts Blog, Blog, News |

Read about San Francisco’s mid-Market corridor rapid transformation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s role in it. The article from the July issue of  American Theatre Magazine explores whether all these changes will jibe with the post-gentrification vision of its performing-arts stakeholders. Article by Robert Avila One evening last December, a hundred or so activists marched down Market Street, San Francisco’s central thoroughfare,... Read More

San Francisco’s Mid-Market Tango

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Arts Blog, Blog, News |

Read about San Francisco’s Mid-Market area and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s role in supporting arts organizations in this area in the April 11 Issue of SFAQ International Arts & Culture. Article by Lani Asher In 2011 San Francisco passed a payroll tax break for tech businesses in the “blighted” Mid-Market area, to retain established Tech companies and to attract new ones. The result of this was not lost on me the other... Read More

New Staff Appointments

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Announcement, News |

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is pleased to announce two new appointments effective April 1, 2014. Lilly Giraldo, Grants Administrator Lilly Giraldo will facilitate the Foundation’s awards process for each of its program areas. She previously worked for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she coordinated the grantmaking process for a $20 million portfolio. Ms. Giraldo holds a BA in Art History from Yale University and worked for... Read More