Current Open Calls

TenderArts Artist Activator Call for Proposals

Dawn Leigh in the Tenderloin National Forest, a project of the Luggage Store Gallery. Photo by Robbie Sweeny

TenderArts is a platform for Tenderloin artists to showcase their work, and the work of public participants, throughout the neighborhood and beyond, building an artistic and professional platform for anyone who creates art in the Tenderloin.

For Spring 2021, TenderArts will focus on virtual and/or hybrid in-person events as determined by the Artist Activators and CounterPulse team. We are accepting activities centered around any of the following cultural events: Women’s History Month, The CounterPulse Festival, and Pride. However, we are also interested in projects that may not align with these events and dates.

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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 cross-sector coalition of thinkers and movers in the Bay Area who advocate for art for positive change. As a member of our Board, you will be invited to exclusive artistic and social events 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, non-profit management, and additional areas of expertise to the table. We’re looking for additional members of our Board who share CounterPulse’s excitement in the art’s aptitude for making the world a better place.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



CounterPulse Co-Production

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

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 your by offering access to space, resources, marketing, and production support at subsidized rates to bring your work to stage.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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