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San Francisco Arts Commission Neighborhood Arts Program Records
SFH 453  
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Description
The San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP) was established and funded by the Arts Commission in July 1967. The NAP shifted the focus of the arts community to neighborhood community centers that reflected the cultural identities of the communities who lived there. It was the first community program of its kind employing hundreds of local artists working in a variety of artistic disciplines, offering workshops, performances and other arts services in cultural centers and community settings.
Background
The San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP) was established and funded by the Arts Commission in July 1967 with substantial support from Commission president Harold Zellerbach. The NAP shifted the focus of the arts community to neighborhood community centers that reflected the cultural identities of the communities who lived there. It was the first community program of its kind and its influence quickly inspired many cities throughout the country to follow the same model.
Extent
Three cartons and one pamphlet box. (3.25 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.