A Vote for Health, Hope & Art in 2021

SFIAF 2021 Outdoor Program

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The theme for the SFIAF program in 2021 is IN DIASPORA: ID for the New Majority. There is more information on the theme AT THIS LINK.

September 25 - October 3, 2021 (To Be Confirmed)

SFIAF is currently planning a one or two-week program in the autumn of 2021. We are shooting for the end of September (September 23 – October 3) that will conclude prior to Fleet Week (Blue Angels and outdoor matinee concerts do not mix).

We are looking to present music concerts and shorter (60 minutes or less) existing repertory from dance ensembles, performance artists and theatre companies. If artists are creating new work, the piece must already be funded and in the final creation stages.

All artists must be willing and able to comply with the rules for performers in the health and safety guidelines issued at the time of the event. Note that these guidelines are evolving and subject to change.

We hope to live-stream as many of the concerts as we can. We are open to the idea of some work being presented virtually, but the main emphasis will be on live outdoor performances.

Logistical Priorities

  • Our priority for 2021 is for projects that can be presented well on an outdoor stage.

  • Expressive, dynamic and logistically portable/simple. Not requiring visual technology (e.g. lights, video, projections) or large sets and props to make an impact.

  • Site specific performances – with an emphasis on buildings, landmarks and/or objects that, through their attendance at the performance, the audience can re-imagine the symbolism, purpose and / or significance of the site.

  • Mobile and “travelling” performances that have artists take audience members on tours and durational performance art that take place in non-conventional and open air settings.

Information for Artists
If you are a Bay Area based performing artist and you have an idea for a project, please send an email to [email protected] or call the SFIAF office at 415-399-9554.




San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
870 Market Street, Suite 1258, San Francisco, CA 94102