Who We Are:
1stACT Silicon Valley is a network of business, civic and arts leaders working to foster cultural engagement and help create an authentic sense of place and cultural identity for Silicon Valley. As a network of leaders, 1stACT's focus is to make catalytic change across three areas: 1) Silicon Valley Arts & Culture - support and strengthen arts and culture industry by providing a pipeline of leadership, strategic investment funds, marketing and branding, and capacity building; 2) Cultural Engagement - broaden the range of opportunities for Silicon Valley workers, residents, children, and families to become engaged in participatory cultural experiences; and 3) Vibrant Urban Core - realize a vision of Downtown San Jose as Silicon Valley's urban core, which is anchored in big deals and small wonders across five planning domains.
We encourage you to learn more about the role 1stACT Silicon Valley is playing within the community as well as our vision, outcomes and legacy goals. And, although 1stACT's doors have been "officially" open since January of 2008, we have been part of the conversation dating back to 2003. Learn about the genesis of 1stACT through a timeline of key milestones.
As a leadership organization, we are only as strong as our network. We invite you to learn more about 1stACT's staff, Board of Directors, Founders, Leadership Advisory Council, Catalyst Teams, Advisory Teams, Associates, and Funding Partners. And, by visiting our 1stACT Voices page, you can hear and see what the network of leaders is saying.