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San Francisco International Arts Festival

May 1 - 12, 2024

May 1 - 11, 2025

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IN DIASPORA: I.D. for the New Majority is the theme for the San Francisco International Arts Festival. We believe that the demographic shift in the United States to being a majority people of color has the potential to be both pivotal and transcendent.

I.D. asks artists to contemplate these changing demographics and apply the ideas of social justice to reflect on the conditions of minority, migrant, disenfranchised and/or displaced peoples in this and other countries and continents.

We want to present ideas that offer a progressive statement for the identity of the future. We are looking for projects that conduct explorations at the confluence of democracy, identity and social, economic and environmental justice.

I.D. also poses the question that if the new demographic prevails, which it ultimately will, then what type of society will emerge? Will the new majority in the United States take to heart its own political rhetoric of social justice to create "a more perfect union" or merely usurp the power of the old majority-- and inherit the same levels of lethargic entitlement and consumerism that characterizes many other Americans (4% of the global population, 25% of global energy consumption)?

We are at a crucial point in the evolution of the United States; both in regards to the country's own domestic governance and its direction and position in terms of geopolitics and global leadership. History tells us that for the U.S. to choose the right path and end up as a point of light in the struggle for democracy around the world (a position that is very different from its past exploits as the stalking horse for capitalism) is far from a fait accompli.

SFIAF is interested in hosting artists whose work expresses a perspective on the subject areas stated above.

Bay Area based performing artists interested in participating in the Festival in 2024 or 2025 please contact the Festival office at 415-399-9554 or send an email to [email protected] to set up an appointment.

Performing artists based outside of the United States interested in participating in the Festival in 2025 please send an email to [email protected] with the following information: your contact information, a low resolution promotional packet and a URL link to a full length version of the work proposed for the Festival.

San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
1222 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109



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