The College of San Francisco is contemplating an acquisition of the San Francisco Artwork Institute, the 2 establishments introduced Thursday.
The 2 have signed a letter of intent to “discover integrating operations and educational packages within the arts to raise the following technology of artists,” in response to a letter from Paul Fitzgerald, president of the College of San Francisco.
The Jesuit college will now start a evaluate of the funds, curriculum and bodily belongings of the artwork institute and discover the accreditation course of for a brand new program. If the acquisition is accomplished, the institute would develop into the San Francisco Artwork Institute on the College of San Francisco, and the college would purchase the artwork institute’s land and belongings, together with the Anne Bremer Memorial Library, artwork and movie collections, the Diego Rivera Gallery, and different campus artwork areas.
The potential acquisition might mark the top of a years-long monetary battle for the artwork institute. Following failed merger talks with different close by establishments, the institute introduced in March 2020 that it could droop diploma packages and wouldn’t admit any new college students. A number of months later, the institute reinstated a point packages and remained open whereas it continued in search of a merger deal.