Art Drives Equity
Our New Home
Our new home is your new home, an incubator for grassroots culture and a stage for intrepid arts. The three-floor facility provides increased space to continue to grow our services to artists and audiences. Together, we shift our cultural landscape.
Engaging the Community
We believe that by providing socially relevant arts experiences and giving a stage to underrepresented voices, we can instigate social change. Right now, there is no better neighborhood to center our advocacy than the Tenderloin. By partnering with nearby service organizations, we will give our neighborhood’s diverse residents, youth, and families new access to the arts, as creators and as audience members.
CounterPulse provides unparalleled support for artists. Our new home at 80 Turk features a state-of-the-art theater, a gallery, and additional studio spaces for artists to develop and exhibit new works. Artists will benefit from expanded and more accessible rehearsal space and dressing rooms. Our onsite live/work accommodations allow CounterPulse to boost our national and international exchange programming.
Enhancing Audience Experience
With 25% more seats, enhances sightlines, and optimized temperature control, your audience experience at CounterPulse will be comfortable and inspiring. Mix and mingle in our new expanded lobby-gallery pre- and post-show. From box office to technician booth, the new facility will go beyond ADA requirements to offer the highest level of accessibility to all our guests. And we’ll retain our longstanding ‘no one turned away for lack of funds’ policy to keep art affordable for everyone.
Tripling Our Square Footage: Multiplying Our Impact
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Our Sights Are Set
Thanks to our long rack record of financial stability, CounterPulse was selected to participate in an innovative partnership with Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) to pilot a model for stabilizing arts nonprofits in San Francisco. CAST bought the theater at 80 Turk and CounterPulse will renovate and buy back the building at a stabilized rate over the next seven year.
Realizing Our Vision
Building Renovations $2,800,000
Building & Land Purchase $1,700,000
Program Opportunity Fund $500,000
Design and Development $440,000
Transition Fund $300,000
Facilities Sustainability Fund $300,000
Furniture & Equipment $260,000
Thanks to our Supporters
Supporters of the 80 Turk Project
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Office of Economic & Workforce Development
San Francisco Arts Commission
Karen & Dennis Corburn
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Antoaneta Petkova, Ph.D. & Ilja Friedel Ph.D.
Carol & Mark Norberg
Dress & Kala Levin
Indiegogo Groundbreaking Group
Neelu Bhuman & Andrew Nicholson
Seth Meisler & John Devine
Andrea Moed & Jay Smith
Connie Marie Gaglio
Laura Elaine Ellis
San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund
Beth Schecter & Carl Oddo
Doug & Marci Benson
Jessica Robinson Love & Carrie Baum Love
Kate Patterson & Scott Murphy
Randy Shaw & Lainey Feingold
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You can build a home for art and action in San Francisco. Contact our Executive Director Tomás Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Created in 2012, the mission of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) is to increase the capitalization of community arts and cultural organizations in San Francisco. CAST purchases and leases space for the exclusive use of nonprofit arts organizations while also providing these groups with technical assistance to develop and expand their capacity to fundraise and manage their facilities effectively. The goal of CAST is to leverage resources to assist organizations to stabilize their facility expenses while building their operational capacity. CAST seeks additional support from foundations, individuals and investors for its capacity-building efforts and expansion beyond its pilot projects. Learn more at www.cast-sf.org.
About Jensen Architects:
At Jensen Architects we are passionate about creating buildings and environments that enrich the experiences of organizations and individuals. Guided by a responsibility to achieve the most using the fewest resources and to engage a broader cultural perspective, we develop solutions that embody each client’s values and larger purpose. Our wide-ranging portfolio—encompassing arts, education, residential, workplace and retail—is underpinned by an abiding interest in how we live and work today, and the pleasure we take in collectively solving design challenges through research, unconventional thinking, and a focus on craft. The economy and directness in our work reflects not only a clear concern for ecological sustainability, but also a deep appreciation of the inherent beauty that emerges when functional, experiential and environmental goals are efficiently and gracefully resolved.
We are recognized for innovative applications of proven building systems and materials and valued for our collaborative approach to design and construction. Our accomplishments are rooted in a culture of camaraderie that fosters longstanding relationships with clients, consultants, and colleagues. We offer clients an opportunity for creative exchange that informs our practice as much as the resulting work. Learn more at www.jensen-architects.com.