Alternative Exposure, a grant program of Southern Exposure, supports independent, self-organized work of artists and small groups that play a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. Alternative Exposure provides grants of up to $5,000 to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that are direct, accessible and open to the public.
The Arts Loan Fund is a collaborative program of the members of Northern California Grantmakers. It provides quick-turnaround, low-cost financial assistance to arts organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma counties, and individual artists in Oakland and San Francisco.
Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces is a searchable database of performing arts venues and facilities in the greater Bay Area for classes, workshops, auditions, rehearsals and even performances.
Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) creates stable physical spaces for arts and cultural organizations to facilitate equitable urban transformation. CAST collaborates with local government agencies, businesses, civic leaders, funders and artists to celebrate, promote and preserve artistic and cultural traditions and innovations.
CounterPULSE (Fiscal Sponsor) is a non-profit theater, performance space, community center, and gallery with roots deep in the Bay Area’s provocative performance and dance scenes. CounterPULSE produces its own shows, helps support local artists and activists with its programs, and can be rented for productions and rehearsals.
Dancers’ Group (Fiscal Sponsor) promotes the visibility and viability of dance. In response to the needs of its constituents, Dancers’ Group has evolved to fulfill a dual function as a service organization and as a presenter of performance opportunities that maximize the visibility of dance in the Bay Area.
Intersection for the Arts (Fiscal Sponsor) is a leading-edge arts and community development organization that connects people and communities across physical, social, cultural, and economic boundaries to instigate change. Annually, Intersection works with more than 50 community partners across sector and field.
Northern California Community Loan Fund promotes economic justice and alleviates poverty by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises. Through flexible financial products and sound advice, they create opportunities to make socially responsible investments that revitalize Northern and Central California communities.
SFFILM (Fiscal Sponsor) encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through a combination of intelligent programming and exemplary service, it creates vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.
Stage Left is a vibrant, energetic documentary film that celebrates the history and impact of the raucous San Francisco theater movement and has been called “a valuable record of regional innovation.” The website has a comprehensive suite of tools including film excerpts, an interactive timeline of Bay Area theater history, discussion, action, and high school curriculum guides.
Sustain Arts is an interactive way to access and explore Bay Area arts and cultural data. Designed by and for those working in cultural communities, Sustain Arts resources are free and available to anyone interested in using the latest data to plan for, program, or support arts and culture activities.
Theatre Bay Area’s mission is to unite, strengthen, promote and advance the theatre community in the San Francisco Bay Area, working on behalf of our conviction that the performing arts are an essential public good, critical to a healthy and truly democratic society, and invaluable as a source of personal enrichment and growth.