By Connie Martinez, SVCREATES’ Chief Executive Officer

The essence of Silicon Valley informs our unique arts and cultural ecosystem.

Silicon Valley is a relatively young and highly educated region that attracts people from around the world. Our entrepreneurial, risk-taking, startup culture fueled the emergence of a global center of technology and innovation at record speed — a feat for which we have become world-renowned. And in doing so, we also created a broadly diverse “culture of churn” and unprecedented wealth that is, in many cases, only loosely tied to our local community.

Silicon Valley wealth is largely “new money” and…


Accelerate Silicon Valley’s creative culture by building the capacity, visibility and accessibility of the arts.

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