Current Open Calls


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)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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

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Tenderloin Arts Festival

The Tenderloin has and continues to have a history as a unique hub in San Francisco for artistic expression to grow. In recent months, Counterpulse and SAFEhouse Arts have begun planning The Tenderloin Arts Festival which would match local artists with site specific locations that are lobbies, landmarks or performance spaces in an effort to strengthen the creative and cultural  intersections that makes the Tenderloin unique and to fortify stronger interdependent connections between artists, the tenderloin community, its inhabitants as well as the organizations that exist within it. This Festival is an opportunity to rejuvenate and celebrate the vibrant spirit and history that is the Tenderloin and it is our intention to highlight the many unique non-traditional spaces and people who should be celebrated in this neighborhood everyday. 

If you’d like to join our team, design an experience, or produce an event as part of the Tenderloin Arts Festival, please contact TLArtsfest@gmail.com

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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