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Featuring a handful of the most contemporary, alternative, weird, and/or unapologetically political arts spaces in the city of San Francisco.

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Quiet Lightning

This is an organization that has applied for and obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


CounterPulse is a dynamic movement of experimental art that sparks personal transformation and builds enduring community. We provide space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. CounterPulse acts as a catalyst for art and action; creating a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas, sparking transformation in our communities and our society. We work towards a world that celebrates diversity of race, class, cultural heritage, artistic expression, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We strive to create an environment that is physically and economically accessible to everyone.

Center for New Music San Francisco Inc

The Center for New Music fosters contemporary music's growth by giving practicing artists access to professional resources and expertise, and by providing them with opportunities for sharing "knowledge and exploring new ideas

Root Division

Root Division connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Our mission is to empower artists, promote community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. We provide discounted studio space for emerging artists in exchange for volunteer service in the community.OUR VISIONRoot Division’s vision is to be a model of creative excellence, sustainability, and collaboration as it empowers emerging artists to amplify art’s positive impact on society.

Womens Audio Mission

WAM is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit/recording studio dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender-expansive people in music/audio production, performing/recording arts, and creative tech, fields in which they are critically underrepresented (< 5%). Over 19+ years, WAM has provided training to 25,000+ underserved women, girls, and gender-expansive people and commissioned 450+ artists/ensembles from 21 countries to create, record, and present new works to Bay Area audiences. WAM trains 2,000+ underserved people a year (including 1,500 under-resourced Bay youth) and has placed over 1,200 graduates in lucrative positions (Dolby, Facebook, Sweetwater). WAM’s world-class studio is the only in the world built/run entirely by women/gender-expansive staff.

The Lab SF

We believe that if we give artists enough funding, time, and space to realize their vision, the work they produce will change the way we experience the world. These are often small propositions that (like all great art) challenge the familiar ways we perceive value, and so we seek out extraordinary artists whose work is not easily monetized, or who are underrepresented as a result of gender, class, race, sexuality, or geography; we do this not so much because it's right (it is), but because it's interesting—it leads to good things. All we want is to be a catalyst for artistic experimentation (which often means failure). It's as simple and as hard as that.

Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco

Asian Art Museum Foundation supports Asian Art Museum's mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.

The Museum of the African Diaspora

MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.


SFFILM champions the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round nonprofit organization delivering screenings and events to more than 100,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 10,000 students and teachers annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of hundreds of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services.

Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts ("MCCLA") was established in1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of Chicano, Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. The MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well being.MCCLA retails low cost arts education classes, cultural and artistic activities,screenprinting services, and space for creative expression, cultural celebration and community engagement. MCCLA achieves so through service fees and admissions, individual donors, foundations, partnerships with the City of SF (Sf Arts Commission), and project sponsors.MCCLA continued to offer a diverse, inclusive programming, for all ages, offeringartistic and cultural events in collaboration with local, emerging, and visiting artists. These events included, music concerts, theatrical performances, fil

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

We believe that culture is an essential catalyst for change. Therefore, it’s the responsibility of arts institutions to spur and support societal movement. Our mission is to generate culture that moves people.


RAWdance champions the power of movement as an indispensable source of connection and a visceral medium to illuminate the issues of our time. We commit to creating adventurous, thoughtful, and welcoming programming that challenges what contemporary dance is, where it happens, who it includes, and the role it plays in our lives.

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