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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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:
Jensen Architects is an award-winning architecture and interiors firm based in San Francisco. We work closely with each client to thoroughly understand their needs and to develop solutions that are unique, appropriate, and poetic responses to the constraints and opportunities of the project. In all projects, extreme care is taken to conceptualize comprehensively from the general to the particular so that the end effect conveyed is one of thorough and thoughtful consideration. Numerous design awards and publications have recognized the consistent quality of the firm’s work. The firm is interested in a critical approach to design, engaging contemporary culture and construction techniques in search of design solutions that are elegant, cost effective, and environmentally sensitive. We have developed close working relationships with engineers, landscape architects, artists and graphic designers in the conceptualization of our projects. In our intimate involvement with the construction process, we have also developed close contacts with contractors, manufacturers, fabricators, cabinetmakers, and specialized artisans. Learn more at www.jensen-architects.com.