Our Spark Change campaign aims to bring the Dragon vital resources so that artists can continue creating and thriving in the Bay Area and beyond.
Despite the setbacks and diminished income brought on by Covid-19, the Dragon decided to focus on what was possible and employed and compensated over 200 artists for their work. We’ve become a completely virtual theater in order to keep the arts moving forward. We created opportunities for Bay Area creatives through added programs and different financial models so we could continue to guarantee payments to artists.
Yet, we too continue to feel the impacts of the pandemic on top of an ever-changing artistic infrastructure, and we too continue to grapple with the costs of creating and presenting quality work.
This fundraising effort ensures we are still a hub for imaginative storytelling and artistic support in 2022. In the coming year we want to accelerate our creative responsibility and influence civic discourse, to heal, educate and inspire communities throughout the region.