Independent Arts & Media is sad to announce the passing of one of our own this past week: Shell Thomas of Liveable Environments.

Shell Thomas changed San Francisco for the better. He found spaces in between the big turning wheels of progress to make sure art and community somehow had a place at the table. Not an exclusive, private space, either – Shell brought art and community into the alleys of the Tenderloin and Polk Street, provided visibility […]

May 5: Arts Advocacy For A New Generation

Wavelength Media/Arts – a joint service project co-founded by Media Alliance and Independent Arts & Media – is hosting a discussion series to explore the needs of working and aspiring artists and media producers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Announce a new symposium: “Advocacy made Easy” A creative producer’s hub that discusses and peer-teaches […]

Announcing Wavelength Media/Arts

Faced with epic changes in the cultural, media and philanthropic sectors, and inspired by the power of horizontal/grassroots culture and technologies, IAM and Media Alliance are launching Wavelength Media/Arts as a collaborative partnership to focus and amplify our complementary strengths in fiscal sponsorship, artist and producer services, and community engagement programming. We hope to address […]

We want to show off your work!

Indy Arts is in the process of building its archive of materials generated by its affiliates in 2013.  To help us in this endeavor, please send Lisa Burger digital copies of the work you produced in 2013!  If this is a significant and burdensome request, please let Lisa know so we can work together to decide what […]

SF Arts Market at Heart of the City Farmer’s Market

Artist and artisan registration is now open for the 2013 SF Arts Market, now at the Heart of the City Farmer’s Market each Wednesday. Independent Arts & Media is excited to announce that the SF Arts Market comes to Heart of the City Farmers’ Market each Wednesday in UN Plaza. The Market will create a […]

Update for Affiliates, July 2013: Regrants, parties, and a call for events

fiscal sponsorship • Updates for IAM affiliates July 2013 • Events to Announce? Please let us know if you have any events or fundraisers coming up in the next few months.  IAM will be posting upcoming events and announcements on our website’s blog and calendar.  We are excited to help promote your activities!  If you have anything you’d […]

Join Us for the Indy Arts Open House!

Indy Arts and Media is hosting an Open House – and you are invited! Join us for an evening of cold beer, big ideas, and the best people the Bay has to offer. It’s a great way to reconnect and recharge. RSVP here Doors open at 6pm and stay open until 10pm, so swing on […]

For Your Support, a Gift of Pages

Show your free-speech spirit by making a gift of $50 or more to Independent Arts & Media! In gratitude, we would like to give you a gift as well. Three great SF Bay Area book publishers (Tachyon Publications, Manic D Press and PM Press) have donated to us a collection of brainy, provocative books to […]

Cultivating Media and the Arts

As a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, IAM helps cultivate works that are emerging independently, works that change lives and build community. Works that couldn’t otherwise flourish in the existing media/arts environment.

What’s Inside the VoiceBox?

IAM is honored to support VoiceBox, an original radio show broadcast on KALW-FM in San Francisco that celebrates the eclectic capacities of the human voice. In the two years since it launched, VoiceBox has grown to include online archives, and free, weekly podcasts on iTunes currently reaching thousands of people around the world. In 2012, […]

The Murals and Alleys of Polk Street

IAM is honored to support the Lower Polk Art Walk, a quarterly
perambulation and arts-activation project centered around the outdoor
murals and neighborhood galleries that have blossomed between the
Tenderloin and Russian Hill in San Francisco.

Listening to Chinese Whispers

IAM is honored to fiscally sponsor Chinese Whispers, a community storytelling project by artist Rene Yung about folk memories of the Chinese who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad and settlements of the American West. Get Involved in 2012! Chinese Whispers: Golden Gate is a multimedia event that will feature three Chinese community storytellers recounting the […]