ME’DI.ATE Art Group Incorporates, Names Board
A long running San Francisco sponsor of the arts, the ME’DI.ATE Art Group, has incorporated into a non-profit working toward 501c3 status. I am pleased to accept a position on its advisory board, one filled with a number of brilliant and groundbreaking artists and creative professionals that I am humbled to be included with. ME’DI.ATE produces the Soundwave festival biannually, continually one of the most interesting events for arts in San Francisco.
I look forward to helping incubate this new incarnation of ME’DI.ATE, stay tuned for more news about its future.
You can also find ME’DI.ATE on Facebook and Twitter @med1ate
San Francisco, CA USA (May 16, 2011) – ME’DI.ATE Art Group, best known for the acclaimed arts festival Soundwave, is pleased to announce its incorporation into a California non-profit public benefit organization (501(c)(3) pending). Its incorporation comes almost 13 years after its founding and a nine year presence in the Bay Area. This new chapter in ME’DI.ATE’s history enables it to better serve the Bay Area, expand its innovative programming, and increase capacity for artists, audiences, and funding opportunities with this new stronger organizational foundation.
ME’DI.ATE has assembled an experienced Board of Directors with backgrounds in creative and business management to guide the organization, and an accomplished Board of Advisors that will help expand its knowledge base, and build more connections between artistic, educational and local communities. Founder Alan So will continue to lead ME’DI.ATE as Executive and Artistic Director and serve as a member of the Board.
To celebrate and fundraise for our new organization, ME’DI.ATE will be embarking on a series of events late Summer. Subscribe to our email list at www.me-di-ate.net or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoundwaveFest for up-to-date programming announcements. Donors can also support our non-profit by going to www.me-di-ate.net/donate
ME’DI.ATE Board of Directors
Tracy Paulding, President, Creator and Director of COOK! culinary programs for young chefs, Paulding & Company, A Creative Kitchen
Jeff Ray, Vice-President, Founder and Executive Director of Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival, Artist, Musician, Filmmaker, Writer, Activist
John Patrick Moore, Treasurer, Associate Director at Urban Opera and Artistic Associate of Central Works Theater Company, Actor, Singer, Director, Dramaturge
Elise Baldwin, Secretary, Intermedia Artist, Experimental Musician, Audio Director at Electronic Arts
Louis Armstrong, Senior Vice President for global engineering firm URS,Oceanographer, Water Resources Specialist
Luc Meier, Interdisciplinary Programs Manger, swissnex San Francisco, a Swiss knowledge outpost for science, education, art and innovation.
Maya Stein, Poet, Published Author, Writing Teacher, Chef, and renegade Hair Stylist
Alan So, Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of MEDIATE, Creator of the Soundwave Festival, Art Director, Designer, Curator and Artist
ME’DI.ATE Advisory Board
Adam Fong, Musician, Associate Director at Other Minds, Co-Founder of Emerging Arts Professionals
Agnes Szelag, Artist & Musician, Course Director at Ex’pressions College for Digital Arts
Andrew Harvill, Facilities Supervisor for the National Center for International Schools
Barry Threw, Cultural Producer and Developer
Christina LaSala, Artist, Department Chair Individualized at California College of the Arts
David Graves, Musician and Composer
E.E. “Chip” Grant IV, Conductor, Founder & Artistic Director of Urban Opera
Edward Schocker, Musician, Co-founder of Thingamajigs
George Ridgely, Castro Street Fair Executive Director, Race Producer for Bay to Breakers
Jessica Resmond, Artist, Co-founding member of MEI.collectiv
Josh Wilson, Journalist, Founder of Independent Arts and Media, Newsdesk.org, and The Fabulist
Marielle Jakobsons, Artist & Musician, Audio Artist at Electronic Arts
Odessa Chen, Musician
Patricia Watts, Founder and West Coast Curator of ecoartspace
Raub Roy, Sound Artist
Reenie Charrière, Artist and Arts Educator
Tana Sprague, Sound and Media Artist, and Cultural Producer
Tania Ketenjian, Radio Producer and Journalist, Founder of the [UnObserved]
About ME’DI.ATE Art Group, Inc.
ME’DI.ATE is a San Francisco non-profit arts organization that incites innovative ideas through experiential exhibitions, products and live events. Founded in 1998, ME’DI.ATE’s mission is to connect these arts to new and diverse audiences that challenge perspectives and inspire new and unique experiences within ourselves and the world around us. ME’DI.ATE produces the biennial festival Soundwave that explores how we see and hear sound and music. Its work has been featured on SPARK* on PBS, BBC (UK), CBC (Canada), NPR (New York), KUSF, 7×7, SF Chronicle, SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian and won Best ’07 Award by San Francisco Magazine.