" There is a collective pride among the faculty at SFAI, a pride in knowing that we are working with the most perceptive, most intelligent, and most insightful students from the global community of aspiring artists. Students who are disciplined and rigorous in their pursuit of excellence. They come to SFAI to learn from working artists, practicing scholars, and perceptive critics: our faculty. "
— Henry Wessel,
SFAI Faculty & Photographer
Make Your Gift to the Annual Appeal Today
SFAI has been a magnet for contemporary fine artists for 141 years—attracting and engaging new creative visionaries every day.
As a nonprofit institution, we depend on the generosity of contributors to serve students, alumni, faculty, and the public as both an international leader in fine arts education and as a vital convening place for arts communities in the Bay Area and beyond.
Become a partner in this mission:
- Provide scholarship assistance
- Offer FREE public programs and extend community outreach
- Renew SFAI’s commitment to exceptional faculty
- Preserve and upgrade our facilities
Ways to Give
SFAI Development Office
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
In 2011-2012, 83% of SFAI students benefitted from financial assistance. Your gift will help SFAI recruit and retain outstanding artists, support a student body with diverse ideas and experiences, and keep high quality arts education accessible to talented students of all economic backgrounds.
Through dozens of lectures and exhibitions, as well as City Studio courses for undeserved Bay Area youth, SFAI provided ongoing enrichment and engagement to 25,000 people last year.
As creative practitioners and dedicated mentors to students, SFAI’s faculty need the resources to educate the next generation of vanguard artists. SFAI has committed to hiring at least ten full-time faculty members over the next five years, shaping the Institute’s programs for the coming decades.
With a new roof on the historic 800 Chestnut Street campus, a remodeled photography studio, and a stainability initiative to reduce water and energy usage, SFAI’s facilities now better meet students’ needs and foster their artistic development.
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