Interested in bringing your performance work to CounterPulse?

Artists join our acclaimed season of performance through one of these two tracks:

Co-Productions Presenting Program

CounterPulse partners with you by offering access to rehearsal & performing space, marketing & production support, and other resources at subsidized rates

This is more support than a rental-house, but less creative and developmental support than our artist residencies. Co-Productions are ultimately designed to meet independent artists where they are at with their latest projects:

  • Artists pay CounterPulse a subsidized fee to cover our hard costs
  • Artists keep 100% of their tickets sales.
  • CounterPulse provides staff support and expertise to bring your project to the next level.

Learn more about co-producing with CounterPulse >>

Artist Residency Commissioning Program

This 4-6 month residency program is for emerging and mid-career Bay Area artists who are ready to work hand-in-hand with the team at CounterPulse to develop a project into a piece of work on stage.

Your residency includes rehearsal space, marketing support, production support, and facilitated work-in-progress showings at no cost to the artist.

The Artist Residency Commissioning Program is offers more creative and developmental support than our Co-Production program and emphasizes the development of new work:

  • CounterPulse pays you a stipend
  • CounterPulse provides a set production budget
  • You and CounterPulse split the box office ticket sales 50/50

Learn more about residency program and the different tracks>>

Photo of Violeta Luna’s 2016 performance, 35th Floor, Photo by Robbie Sweeney