CounterPulse supports emerging multi-disciplinary artists who are engaged in the creation of cutting-edge and contemporary performance, often from a queer or LGBTQ perspective. Its programs serve this community of artists through the commissioning and production of new work and providing fiscal sponsorship services and subsidized rehearsal and performance space. This grant advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy by ensuring a cultural home for queer and avant-garde movement artists, many of whom are facing displacement. This grant will support CounterPulse’s adaptation planning and implementation.
About the Grantee
80 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
CounterPulse supports emerging artists and cultural innovators engaged in the creation of cutting-edge and contemporary performance artists. The organization commissions and produces new work, provides fiscal sponsorship services, and subsidizes rehearsal and performance space for a community of 1,000 artists that largely identify as part of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or disabled communities. In a typical year, CounterPulse performances and classes engage more than 15,000 audience and community members at its 10,000-square-foot facility in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. This grant advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for construction costs for the renovation of the facility at 80 Turk Street
Since 2007, the Performing Arts Program has funded CounterPULSE (also recommended on this docket for general operating support). CounterPULSE’s lease for its current location on Mission Street in San Francisco will end in 2015, and the organization is actively searching for a new physical home in its Mid-Market neighborhood. This capital grant would provide CounterPULSE with flexible funds that could be used for expenses such as planning, capital campaign implementation, site acquisition, and renovations.