SAN FRANCISCO—Starting June 1, San Francisco residents who receive benefits such as Medi-Cal and Calfresh will have access to the city’s top museums and cultural centers free of charge.
The program, San Francisco Museums for All, will be available until September . Mayor London Breed vocalized her beliefs behind the initiative stating:
“All San Franciscans, regardless of their income, should have access to the art and culture institutions that San Francisco has to offer […] This partnership will ensure that no one is priced-out, and help provide opportunities for our children to remain engaged even when school is out for the summer.”
The SF Museums for All was developed in collaboration with the Treasurer José Cisneros’s Financial Justice Project which is an ongoing effort to reform fees and fines to alleviate the burden on lower-income residents.
Some participating institutions include: the Asian Art Museum, Legion of Honor, SF MoMa, and Yerba Buena Center of the Arts. All that is required is an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or Medi-Cal card and proof of residence including a driver’s license, student ID, or library card.