2020 was difficult year for everyone but our creative industry sector has 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 9th anniversary of arts coverage San Diego. In 2020 we officially became a City-funded nonprofit with the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, received a prestigious Parker Foundation grant, and won six awards for Excellence in Journalism from the San Diego Press Club. We published 50+ original pieces of arts coverage; promoted 260+ cultural events; and produced 16 professional development events for creatives, including discussions with executive leadership from 60+ local, national, and international cultural institutions. 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 behind-the-scenes insight into San Diego’s Arts & Culture; 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 2020 Season of quality arts coverage, vanguard events, and professional development for creatives. Join us!
Susanna Peredo Swap Founder & Executive Director Vanguard Culture
This program made possible thanks to our generous Arts Journalism Sponsors:
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.