The Tosa Studio Award recognizes one San Francisco Bay Area artist each year, offering financial support and a studio space to help establish and further an arts career.
Sponsored by Victoria Belco and William Goodman, and currently in its first year, the award will annually provide a promising artist a $10,000 stipend and use of a private studio at 1240 Minnesota Street in the Minnesota Street Project studio building for the award period, with access to the Minnesota Street Project facilities and participation in the creative community.
In its first year (2016), TOSA received 110 nominations and 77 applications from a diverse and strong group of artists representing a wide range of mediums and approaches. The number of compelling applications underlines the need to support artists in this challenging time.
Marcela Pardo Ariza