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Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space, has suspended curatorial programs and halved its staff, KQED reported last week. According to a May 23 letter sent to the community by the organization’s board of directors, all “visual arts, and education and community engagement programs” have been canceled, and programming directors Kevin B. Chen, Rebeka Rodriguez, and Sean San José, as well as communications staffer Rebecca Ahrens, have been let go due to financial strain. The same correspondence named Randy Rollison, previously director of artist resources, as interim executive director. Though the organization will no longer produce its own exhibitions, it will continue to use its non-profit status to operate as a fiscal sponsor for artists and projects, presenting their work through its long-standing Intersection Incubator program.

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Oldest San Francisco Arts Nonprofit Suspends Curatorial Programs
May 27, 2014