Jacob Pritzker, founding donor of Creatives in Place, comes to this project with experience working with and advocating for artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, a part of the country where dedicated art space is a scant and dwindling commodity. The vibrant and diverse artistic culture in the region drew him here after an upbringing in Chicago steeped in that city’s unique culture and house music scene. In December of 2019, he launched The Space Program, a residency that provides artists with the space, time and materials necessary to help them elevate and refine their practice. He studied sculpture and human rights at Bard College, and is a founding board member of The Libra Foundation, which is an organization that partners with groups working towards justice and equity that center the voice and experiences of those disproportionately affected by systemic oppression. He is committed to ensuring that community-rooted artists have access to the resources, connections, and spaces they need to create, perform, and display their work.