Current Open Calls

“Tiger in the Hills” by Michael Hyun Gu Kang

ArtSpan Artists in Neighborhoods @ CounterPulse

Submit to this open call to be considered for an upcoming ArtSpan Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions at CounterPulse. This exhibition’s reception will be held in person at 80 Turk St from September 16, 2022 -December 16, 2022.

The selection process will prioritize artists who are thinking site-specifically and/or artworks that are experimental in content or form. The primary installation areas are the lobby, mezzanine and basement with large horizontal space above the entrance suitable for multi-dimensional installations. Email nick@artspan.org for specifications on the installation space if you are considering submitting a site-specific piece.

Submissions Deadline: Tuesday, August 22, 2022 @ 11:59pm
Artist Notifications: Week of August 22, 2022

Apply now via Submittable >>


CounterPulse Co-Production

Not About Race Dance by Gerald Casel. Pictured left to right: Audrey Johnson, Styles Alexander, Karla Quintero, and Cauveri Suresh. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

Are you interested in Co-Producing with CounterPulse?

The CounterPulse Co-Production program is open to all genres of performing artists, ensembles, companies, collectives, etc. looking to stage completed works as part of our Fall or Spring curated seasons. As a co-producing artist, CounterPulse partners with you by offering access to space, resources, marketing, and production support at subsidized rates to bring your work to stage. This program provides more support than our self-producing program, but less creative and developmental support than our artist residency programs.

Co-producing artists receive 100% of the net income from their ticket sales.

Currently Seeking Applications for: Spring Season 2023 (January-June)

Deadline to Apply: July 15th, 2022

Questions about Co-Producing with CounterPulse as we reopen? Contact hannah@counterpulse.org

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CounterPulse Board Member

CounterPulse at night. Photo by Scott Fin

CounterPulse is growing our outstanding team of Board of Directors! CounterPulse’s Board of Directors comprise a strong coalition of thinkers, makers and movers in the Bay Area who advocate for art for positive change. As a member of our Board, you become a pivotal part of CounterPulse’s artistic and social community as an ambassador of our steadfast, 30-year organization. CounterPulse’s Board advocates on behalf of our organization and leverages key resources and cross-sector networks in our collaborative advancement strategies. Current Board Members bring their backgrounds in law consultation, urban planning and architecture, software engineering, and non-profit management to the table. We’re looking for additional members to join our Board who are prepared to lead CounterPulse as we take on the extraordinary opportunity to buy our building and make a legacy impact on the city of San Francisco!

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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Header Photo of Kim Ip/Krimm’s Dance Party in “ceremonious present” by Robbie Sweeny