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Jonathan Moscone is leaving the California Shakespeare Festival, where he has served as artistic director for the past 15 years. 

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Jonathan Moscone is the keynote speaker at the Arts Council Napa Valley annual State of the Arts Summit on Friday, Jan. 12, 1-6 p.m. at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center.

Moscone, chief of Civic Engagement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and former artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater, has spent his career redefining how arts organizations and individuals can participate in the civic life of their community. At the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, he has created a model for community advocacy and coalition building through youth fellowships, artist residencies in San Francisco public schools, public art installations, a long-term partnership with the city of San Francisco Planning Department, and even a ballot measure aimed at restoring city funding for the arts and homeless family services.

Breakout sessions include the BottleRock Napa Valley executive team, Balanced Breakfast and grassroots industry leaders, Napa Valley Unified School District’s arts coordinator, and Barry Schwarz, a small business arts marketing consultant. Full descriptions of the breakouts are available at ArtsCouncilNapaValley.org.

The ACNV will also present its annual report. The event will be followed by a networking mixer, providing refreshments and live entertainment from local artists.

The event is open to the public. Registration is $5 for students and teachers (ID required), $15 for ACNV members, and $25 for general admission. For details and registration, visit ArtsCouncilNapaValley.org.

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