Daniel Nevers as the Center for Cultural Innovation’s new Program Director for the Bay Area

Tuesday August 9, 2016

Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2016
Contact: Lauren Bailey
(213) 687-8577


San Francisco—Center for Cultural Innovation announced that Daniel Nevers will be the Program Director of Center for Cultural Innovation’s Bay Area office effective as of August 8, 2016. In this role, he will manage CCI’s Bay Area regranting and training programs, including the statewide Creative Capacity Fund and the Arts Leaders portfolios, as well as support field-building initiatives, such as CCI’s statewide Creative Industries Incentive Network and the rollout of CCI and the National Endowment for the Arts’ yearlong research on the state of artists’ support systems.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Center for Cultural Innovation as its Program Director for the Bay Area office,” said Nevers. “I look forward to supporting local artists through CCI’s innovative professional development and funding programs, and working with the broader creative and philanthropic communities to develop new approaches that put artists on a path toward sustainability.”

Daniel Nevers comes to CCI from Rhythmix Cultural Works where he was the Associate Director. He is an artist and educator with more than 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, primarily in the areas of communications, fundraising, and strategic planning. He has held senior positions at educational institutions, social justice media nonprofits, and community-based arts organizations, as well as consulting on independent projects for museums and other visual arts groups. Nevers has taught studio art and professional practices for artists at the University of California, Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and Mills College. His work has been exhibited locally at Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Root Division and the San Francisco Arts Commission. He served a three-year term on the curatorial committee at Southern Exposure and completed training to become a professional coach in 2009. Nevers holds an MFA from Mills College and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

“Daniel’s experience, work as a practicing artist, and kinship on issues of equitable support systems are welcome assets in CCI’s efforts to help the broadest spectrum of artists and their artistic practices achieve sustainability, productivity, and impact,” said Angie Kim, President and CEO.

About the Center for Cultural Innovation

Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field.

For more information about CCI, please visit www.cciarts.org or call (213) 687-8577.


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