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Be the PULSE of CounterPulse!

Our community is at the heart of everything we do at CounterPulse. Together, we are catalysts and instigators — we nurture innovative performance and deliver it to our hungry and growing audiences on a fresh, affordable, and dynamic platter.

We know you aren’t just sitting back and watching from your seats. You are the PULSE of art and action. Together, we move and create, perform and transform, imagine and innovate.

Join us today and feel the pulse of excitement!

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Become a Member
Every $35+ donor becomes a CounterPulse Member!

Catalyst: Annual gift of $50 or more
($35 Working Artist/Student/Senior)

With this level of support, we can leap, dive and fly our way through a contact class and jam session.

In thanks, we offer you the following benefits:

  • Pride of knowing that you’re supporting unique artistic voices in our community
  • Invitation to annual Catalyst Party and networking event with artists and other dynamic members like you!
  • $5 discount on tickets for the majority of events at CounterPulse
  • Discounts for renting rehearsal space at CounterPulse
  • Additional discounts on tickets to select events at sister organizations such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Performances, Intersection for the Arts, Z-Space and many more
  • Public acknowledgement of your support on the CounterPulse website

Instigator: Annual gift of $100 or more

With this level of support, we can travel to Salinas and build partnerships with local social service providers  and presenting organizations for Performing Diaspora

In thanks, we offer you all the benefits of the Catalyst level, plus:

  • Limited edition CounterPulse T-shirt
  • Exclusive access to dress rehearsals and private showings by Artists in Residence
  • Personal invitations to pre-performance drinks with Executive & Artistic Director Jessica Robinson Love before showcase CounterPulse-produced events

Rock Star: Annual gift of $250 or more

With this level of support, we can mentor one artist on fundraising, publicity and production through our Bootcamp for Artists.

In thanks, we offer you all the benefits of the Instigator level, plus:

  • Rockstar Pass: Priority seating (when you buy tickets in advance), plus unlimited free drinks for you and a guest at EVERY SINGLE CounterPulse event.
  • Public acknowledgment of your support in printed programs for select events.

Vanguard: Annual gift of $500 or more

With this level of support, we can provide over 20 hours of technical rehearsal to present the work of national artists, including Body Cartography (MN) and Faye Driscoll (NY).

In thanks, we offer you all the benefits of the Rock Star level, plus:

  • Invitation (for two) to a dinner event to meet and celebrate our Artists-in-Residence
  • 2 Free tickets to your choice of CounterPulse-produced events (including upcoming premieres in Spring 2012)

Dynamo: Annual gift of $1000 or more

With this level of support, we can provide one resident artist with the production and artistic resources to experiment and take creative risks.

In thanks, we offer you all the benefits of the Vanguard level, plus:

  • Opportunity to participate in commissioning new work by CounterPulse Artists in Residence
  • VIP table (including snacks and drinks) and 2 free tickets to the annual May Day Festival benefit

Luminary: Lifetime cumulative giving of $5000 or more

With this level of support, we can sponsor one resident artist, providing them with rehearsal space, lighting and sound design, and creative support for their entire residency.

In thanks, we offer you all the benefits of the Dynamo level, plus:

  • Permanent acknowledgment of your support in the CounterPulse lobby

Donate to a Fiscally Sponsored Project

CounterPulse’s Fiscal Sponsorship program provides support, guidance, and resources to independent artists and cultural innovators whose work furthers the CounterPulse mission to “serve as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture.” CounterPulse ensures funding agencies and contributors that our selected projects are well-managed and fiscally sound, and we intentionally maintain a small program of about 40 projects in order to devote significant support and resources to each.

  • Look at our list of Fiscally Sponsored Projects
  • For Online Donations: Select the fiscally sponsored project of your choice in the drop-down menu on the donation form. After successful processing of your donation online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation reflecting receipt of your donation, which you may use as official documentation for your tax purposes
  • For Check Donations: Please make checks payable to CounterPulse, with your designated project clearly stated in the Memo field. Please mail checks to your appropriate project. Tax acknowledgment letters may be sent to you upon request.
  • Note: Failure to specify a project on the online donation form or on your check will delay your funds from reaching their proper organization/project.
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