The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone but our creative industry sector has truly been among the hardest hit. As a nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industries, we feel a deep sense of responsibility to provide the necessary resources, networking and training to enable creatives to survive and thrive in this challenging environment.
We are very excited to be celebrating Vanguard Culture’s 10th anniversary of arts coverage San Diego. In 2021 we won sixteen awards for Excellence in Journalism including Best Entertainment Website from the San Diego Press Club. We published 450+ pieces of original arts journalism and promoted 2,500+ unique local, national & international cultural events in our WEEKLY newsletter. All of this was accomplished by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers!
Our arts coverage is comprised of THE BUZZ, featuring artist interviews, show reviews, and insight into San Diego’s Arts & Culture; ART SEEN, a series that highlights behind-the-scenes creatives from a variety of industries; POETIC LICENSE, featuring beautiful photo essays of artist studio visits by visual artist/curator Chi Essary; and our newsletter Vanguard Culture WEEKLY, featuring a curated selection of San Diego’s best, most exciting, and unique cultural and culinary events.
We believe in the importance of quality arts journalism because it clearly aligns with our mission to create arts jobs, bring diverse communities together, and inspire creative collaboration. Increased coverage of San Diego’s vibrant arts and culture scene helps to inspire new generations of arts supporters and patrons, which in turn supports arts jobs across the region. We are grateful for the opportunity to share San Diego’s cultural treasures with a wider audience and could not do what we do without the tremendous support and talent of our Cultural Correspondents: Please take a moment to meet themHERE.
Thank you for your continued support of San Diego’s Creative Industries. If you value quality arts coverage and want to support the work that we do, please CLICK HERE to make your tax-deductible donation to Vanguard Culture. We look forward to an exciting 2022 Season!
Susanna Peredo Swap
Founder & Executive Director
Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals.
We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events.
We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.