The San Francisco International Arts Festival celebrates the arts through an annual gathering that brings together a global community of artists and audiences. The organization presents and produces innovative projects that are focused on increasing human awareness, understanding and appreciation. We develop long-term relationships with Bay Area artists participating in international collaborative projects and also present ground-breaking artists from around the world, many of whom have rarely or never previously performed in the United States. We seek to engage local and international artists in long-term relationships. Working in this fashion, we present and produce innovative projects that are focused on increasing human awareness, understanding, and appreciation.