We are sorry: SFIAF 2020 is CANCELLED.

Northern California
Post Graduate Performance Program

San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) is interested in presenting the work of recent graduates from arts programs at Northern California's Institutions of Higher Learning.

The goal of the program is to offer low-risk opportunities for younger people who are at a stage of their careers where they have decided to become generative performing artists. Specifically those who are in the process of creating an external or formal structure to sustain and manage their careers (i.e. an ensemble, band, 501(c)(3), sole proprietorship or another form of support mechanism) that will enable them to build a place for themselves in the performing arts business.

Call the Festival office at 415-399-9554 for more information on:

- The rationale and reasoning behind the program
- When the most opportune time for individual artists to consider participation might be.
- The curatorial priorities and the types of artist and work the Festival is interested in.
- The opportunity cost of participation.
- The application process and how to be nominated by your school.


SFIAF 2021
The central theme for 2021 will continue to be IN DIASPORA: I.D. for the New Majority. The dates May 27 - June 6 and there are more details at this link.


SFIAF takes place at, and in collaboration with, the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

For more details on the Post-Graduate (Alumni) Performance Program call 415-399-9554 or send an email to info@sfiaf.org

Associated Institutions:
California State University East Bay
California Institute of Integral Studies
Embark Arts
Mills College
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University
Sonoma State University
Stanford University
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
University of California Santa Cruz
University of San Francisco

Artists who have participated in this initiative as it has evolved include:

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Pictured (clockwise from top left): Zulfi Ali Bhutto, San Francisco Art Institute Class of 2016, SFIAF 2017; Yvette Dibos, California College of Art Class of 2017, SFIAF 2018; Us in the U.S. California State University East Bay (multiple graduation years), SFIAF 2019; Lili Weckler California Institute of Integral Studies Class of 2017, SFIAF 2019; Jessica Fertonani Cook San Francisco Art Institute Class of 2018, SFIAF 2019; Jessica la Rel Stanford Class of 2014, SFIAF 2019.

San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: info@sfiaf.org
870 Market Street, Suite 1258, San Francisco, CA 94102