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because... [add reason here].
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the nation's leading multidisciplinary arts centers. Located in San Francisco, YBCA believes emphatically in the vital role that contemporary arts play in community life. As the Bay Area grows and changes, YBCA gathers the region around creating and participating in the arts, as an essential part of enacting inclusive, equitable change in our communities.
YBCA was founded in 1993 out of an expressed need for an accessible, high-profile San Francisco venue devoted to contemporary visual art, performance, film/video, and community programs representing diverse cultural and artistic perspectives. The organization has distinguished itself as a champion of living artists working in the Bay Area, nurturing emerging artists at the forefront of their fields, and bringing audiences and artists of all backgrounds together in inventive, impactful ways to express and experience creativity.