Jully 1, 2016 WritersCorps Program Update

July 1st, 2016 by Admin

Dear WritersCorps Community,

After more than 20 years as a direct service program, WritersCorps has changed to a teaching artist grants program. In March 2016, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) announced this change in response to its strategic plan. The SFAC convened key stakeholders to consider how best to honor and retain the legacy of WritersCorps; it was critical to us that SFAC uphold and maintain the values that the program has embodied as it evolves into its next iteration.

Building on the incredible legacy of WritersCorps, the new grants strategy will enable the San Francisco Arts Commission to support teaching artists in their work developing the literacy and creative writing skills of young people. The WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence (WCTAIR) grants model provides an exciting opportunity to retain the most important aspects of WritersCorps. Click here for more details about this grant. This new grant will begin in the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • If you have any inquiries regarding the WritersCorps program (1994-2016), please contact Program Associate Gisela Insuaste at gisela.insuaste@sfgov.org.
  • If you have any questions about the WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence (WCTAIR) grant, please contact Program Officer Liz Ozol at liz.ozol@sfgov.org.


The WritersCorps website sfartscommission.org/WC/ will provide an archive of past work by WritersCorps youth, teaching artists, sites, and staff. Please feel free to browse the site; you’ll find links to our past events, programming, videos, audio recordings, and photos. You can also click on the archived social media links below.

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To subscribe to the San Francisco Arts Commission Newsletter and receive updates about the WCTAIR grant, click here.

The WritersCorps program and website is closed. 

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