To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.
To engage San Jose audiences with the premiere of '57 CHEVY' - a one-man play by renowned actor Ricardo Salinas.
To support innovative theater in San Jose with '10 in 10' - an evening of ten-minute plays by local playwrights, inspired by photographs taken by local artists.
To support San Jose/Silicon Valley's growing cultural community through the 2015 Artist Laureate Awards and Knight Legacy Laureate award - recognizing achievement in the arts and contributions to the cultural life of Silicon Valley. See also 2014 Laureate.
To promote San Jose as a hub for innovative visual and performance art with the expansion of Anne and Mark's Art Party, an art and culture festival, to include a juried component and full week of cultural programming.
To engage San Jose audiences through a series of workshops for students and adults that will culminate in the creation of 'Bless Me Ultima' - a Spanish language opera based on the work of Rudolfo Anaya.
To promote San Jose as a hub for experimentation in the arts through the development and online live stream of a stage reading of a new opera, 'Bless Me, Ultima.'
To engage San Jose audiences with two new exhibitions: 'Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknown' - a group exhibition addressing digital surveillance; and 'Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo: Border Cantos' - a cross-disciplinary response to immigration across the U.S-Mexico border.
To engage San Jose residents through the expansion of the Empire Seven Studios E7S Mural Project - a mural project and event series that will bring the work of internationally renowned visual artists to the streets of San Jose.
To engage local audiences with 'Inspiration by Discovery' - a series of site-specific taiko performances in public spaces across San Jose.
To support San Jose/Silicon Valley's growing cultural community through the 23rd Annual Artist Laureate Awards, recognizing achievement in the arts and contributions to the cultural life of Silicon Valley.
To improve sustainability for the arts in San Jose through the Community Engagement Program - an initiative that will provide local arts organizations and cultural agencies access to the production facilities of the Mexican Heritage Plaza.