Rising Arts Leaders San Diego seeks to providing quick grants
and emergency funding to local artists and arts administrators.
Virgil Yalong was a fearless arts advocate and champion of the arts in San Diego. He was a longtime RALSD steering committee member and a teaching artist at ARTS (A Reason to Survive). A gifted educator, writer, and designer dedicated to supporting creative and vibrant communities, Virgil embodied so much of what it means to be a rising arts leader.
Virgil passed away in November of 2016 and to honor his memory and continue the legacy of our friend, the Quick Grants program was renamed in perpetuity as the Virgil Yalong Quick Grants.
“I love the arts”