CAST – Community Arts Stabilization Trust

The Model

Community Arts Stabilization Trust

Dancers in traditional clothing CAST was founded on the belief that the arts drive strong, vibrant, diverse communities. CAST secures space and works with community arts organizations to help develop and strengthen their financial and organizational capacity to purchase permanent facilities and navigate complex real estate issues. By collaborating with local government agencies, businesses, civic leaders, funders and artists, CAST celebrates, promotes, and preserves artistic and cultural traditions and innovations. Through CAST, San Francisco will remain a vibrant and thriving home for arts organizations that will foster creativity, community participation, economic development and neighborhood well-being.

CAST works in partnership to:

Integrating Community-Based Arts in Neighborhood Revitalization

According to the San Francisco Center for Economic Development, the arts comprise the fourth-largest growth industry in the city. Arts and cultural organizations contribute greatly to San Francisco’s booming innovation economy. The arts help to accelerate neighborhood revitalization efforts, generating numerous social and economic benefits.