Current Open Calls

ARC Combustible LOI

CATENA by Dilate Ensemble. Pictured: Shinichi Iova-Koga.Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Curatorial Philosophy:
Combustible is a lab for intersecting art practices from dance and technology. Artists are given real, raw Space and Time, to collaborate on the creation of innovative live performance projects using state-of-the-art lighting, sound tools, and emerging technologies. Throughout a residency period artists share their research through designed public experiences and events. Combustible carves a place to be deeply inquisitive and experiment on the edge of what is known.

Residency culminates in two weekends (six evenings) of double-billed performances and includes:
➞ $1500 Artist Stipend
➞ $1000 Production Budget
➞ 25% of Box Office
➞ 100 hours of rehearsal space
➞ Production, Marketing, and Tech support

➞ Complete this Letter of Intent form
➞ Contact Program Manager Gabriel Nuñez de Arco with questions or to request example LOI’s:
➞ Please do NOT submit any additional materials with your application.
➞ Invitations to complete a full proposal will be sent out on October 27, 2022.

Residency Period: 04/2023 – 09/2023
Shows: 10/5/2023-10/7/2023 and 10/12/2023-10/14/2023

Deadline: 10/20/2022


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

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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


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