In July, the California Arts Council announced that the SOMA (South of Market) Pilipinas—Filipino Cultural Heritage District in San Francisco—will serve as a state-designated Cultural District. California’s newly launched Cultural District program will support 14 cultural districts to promote the Golden State’s cultural diversity. The California Arts Council will provide statewide marketing strategies, technical assistance and branding resources to selected cultural districts for the next five years, partnering with Visit California and the California Department of Transportation.Read More
Filipino-Americans - one of San Francisco's oldest ethnic communities - are looking to launch a cultural district in the U.S. to ensure they continue to have a place in a city that is quickly gentrifying.
Coming from a community that has experienced racism and displacement since the early nineteen-hundreds, San Franciscans of Filipino descent living in the industrial South Of Market Area (SOMA) are raising $65,000 to fund their long-awaited cultural district…Read More
Fourteen communities around California received a special state designation Thursday to help raise awareness of their artistic and cultural significance….Read More
Last April, the Board of Supervisors voted to designate part of the South of Market neighborhood as a Filipino Cultural Heritage District, SoMa Pilipinas.
This year, Mayor Ed Lee released a budget that earmarks $150,000 for the district to create new programing and support Filipino-owned businesses in the neighborhood.Read More