The CounterPulse Fellowship is a 6-month, in-depth crash course in building your professional career in the arts at San Francisco’s leading venue for boundary-pushing, social justice focused, interdisciplinary performance.

Fellows choose from five unique tracks to pursue during their fellowship:

  • Community Engagement Fellowship
  • Communications Fellowship
  • Development Fellowship
  • Program Management Fellowship
  • Production Fellowship

Learn more about each track >>

Each fellowship is 15 hours each week, and fellows receives an honorarium of $100 per month.

Applications for the fellowship for Spring 2017 session are open! Apply by February 1.

How to apply

  1. Write a cover letter addressing why you want to work in the arts and be a fellow at CounterPulse. Mention which fellow track(s) you’re interested in and why.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Email these items to with subject line: [Your Name] Fellowship Program Applicant

Why Become a CounterPulse Fellow?

Make really cool art happen


Like our 2015 artist-in-residence, Liz Tenuto’s ‘This Year Will Be Different,’ photo by Robbie Sweeny

This epic pink building will literally be your office


Our admin space has giant skylights too! Photo by Kegan Marling

Hone real skills needed in today’s art world.


Fellows took a major part in supporting the May Day Festival 2015 at the Tenderloin National Forest. Khalil Anthony Peebles on the mic, photo by Ilja Friedel

Collaborate closely with your cohort of fellows


Our awesome spring 2014 fellow cohort

Make valuable contacts with artists in the Bay Area

Fellows, artists and community members hanging out at Show Box at the Market Street Prototyping Fest, photo by Kegan Marling

See every show at CounterPulse for free (classes free too!)

[Photo by Myleen Hollero]

Serious perk! Photo by Myleen Hollero

Participate in site visits to other organizations, take customized tutorials, learn from visiting speakers, and attend unique events!


80 Turk groundbreaking party. Photo by Kegan Marling.