Current Open Calls

Improvising the Net(Work): Residency Open Call

Matchbox Lab #4: Hybrid Tenders with Ronja Ver (Movement + Voice) & Kal Spelletich (Robots + Sound). Photo by Robbie Sweeny

ThoughtWorks Arts, a global technology research lab, and CounterPulse are partnering to launch a new artistic residency opportunity working with a customizable network on-site at CounterPulse’s facility in downtown San Francisco.

We seek an artist/technologist or collective working with the possibilities of a customizable network environment as material, concept, and collaborator, together with the creative community affiliated with CounterPulse.

ThoughtWorks Arts will mentor, facilitate and help foster, through weekly meetings and its wide reaching cohort of developers, the artistic and technical needs of the selected artist(s), as well as the expertise of its Directors.

This sixteen week residency runs from September 27, 2021 to February 4, 2022 and comes with a stipend of $11,000.

Join us on Thursday, June 24, 10am-11am PDT for an Info Session and learn more about the opportunity. Zoom URL >>

Learn more and apply >>

CounterPulse Board Member

CounterPulse, 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


CounterPulse Co-Production

Swimming Pool: Mara Poliak, Layton Lachman, and Abby Crain; Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Are you interested in Co-Producing with CounterPulse? The parameters of our Co-Production program are currently open ended. We are rebuilding our proposal form to better suit a post-pandemic new reality. In the meantime, email with your co-production desires and ideas and we will determine how to proceed together.

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