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San Diego Foundation’s Rising Arts Leader grant funds education and outreach to San Francisco for SSWA

Thanks to the Rising Arts Leader grant awarded to So Say We All this year by the San Diego Foundation, I’ve been able to start taking a series of courses relating to non-profit management at the prestigious Foundation Center in San Francisco. These are crash courses in everything from non-profit sustainability to developing donor relations to grant making workshops. My head swims every time I leave, but it’s an awesome experience to learn from veterans of huge organizations like Oxfam, and I’ve already begun applying some of what I’ve learned toward managing and fundraising for SSWA and it’s already yielding results.

Incidentally, while I’ve been up in the bay area, I’ve had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of some of the masterminds at McSweeney’s and Voice of Witness. They’re awesome folks and I’m optimistic our organizations will be able to collaborate at some point in the future.

None of this would have been possible without the funding and support of the San Diego Foundation though, so on behalf of myself and So Say We All we’d like to send out a big thanks to to them and all they do for the arts particularly Meryl Zwanger and Felicia Shaw.

Cheers, and here’s to a year of more enlightened management at SSWA!

– Justin Hudnall.


SSWA wins the San Diego Foundation’s “Rising Arts Leader” Grant

June 7th-2011

So Say We All is honored to announce its selection by the San Diego Foundation for a Rising Arts Leader Grant award, alongside the following prestigious San Diego arts organizations:

Lux Art Institute – Gemma Bullough

San Diego Archaeological Center – Cheryl Castro

San Diego Asian Film Foundation – Brian Hu

So Say We All – Justin Hudnall

La Jolla Symphony and Chorus – Beth Julsonnet

Media Arts Center – Brian Myers

La Jolla Playhouse – Amu Nguyen

Malashock Dance – Molly Puryear

Grants are intended to further the professional development of young local arts leaders (under age 35) so that they may better serve their organizations and communities. SSWA’s Executive Director, Justin Hudnall, is grateful to have been chosen as the SSWA employee beneficiary and will use the funding to enroll in an arts management certification program offered through the University of Massachusetts. Congratulations to all the winners and our special thanks to the San Diego Foundation for its support!