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We AreCast

(Clockwise from top) Art: Tan Sirinumas.
Art: Maya Fuji.
Photos: (R) Artist Mattie Loyce, photo by Mayra Sanchez (L) Ivy Monteiro, photo by Robbie Sweeny

CAST — the Community Arts Stabilization Trust — is a community-centered real estate organization for artists and cultural workers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our Partnerships

In deep partnership with local communities, we model new ways to secure and steward affordable, inclusive spaces for creative and cultural expression.

    • San Francisco
    • The Tenderloin


    CounterPulse, a staple in San Francisco’s art scene for over 30 years, has long been a catalyst for experimental and…

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    CounterPulse building exterior
    • San Francisco
    • Excelsior

    Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse

    The Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse is a collaboration with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to renovate a historic…

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    Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse building exterior
Explore Our Partnerships

Photos by Mogli Maureal
(Top) Artists Cece Carpio & Pancho Pescador
(Bottom) Haight Street Art Center

What We Do

We are building a new real estate paradigm in the Bay Area — a better system that recognizes the essential role of arts and culture in communities and creates a long-term engine for ensuring artists and cultural workers can stay anchored where they create.

We enter communities with care, build relationships with people to understand the diversity of each community, and share knowledge to strengthen the capacity of people to help them find agency in whatever path they choose, be it ownership or a long-term lease.

Learn about Community Engagement & Knowledge Building

Our creative and community-centered perspective on real estate, coupled with our community development and real estate expertise, enables us to build a bridge between arts and culture and real estate.

Learn about Real Estate Solutions

Not every arts group wants to own or is in a position to manage a building. We provide a stable “container” so artists and cultural organizations can focus on what matters most–bringing their valuable programs to the community. Access affordable space at 447 Minna for short-term rentals like rehearsals, screenings, art exhibitions, workshops, or popups that help grow your business.

Learn about Activation & Space Rentals

Carolyn Johnson


Black Cultural Zone

CAST is an essential partner because they center arts and culture, and the resources and expertise that they bring will make sure that we don’t lose that focus. We could not do this project without CAST.

Tom DeCaigny

Executive Director, Create CA

Former Director of Cultural Affairs, City of San Francisco, 2012-2020

CAST is a great partner with the public sector…what CAST offers is a vehicle for holding a private asset in trust, something that the government has a really hard time doing and certainly can’t do in a nimble fashion. CAST’s real beauty is its potential to scale, thinking to the future.

Trevor Parham

Founder & CEO


CAST has been critical in helping Oakstop purchase our original building in downtown Oakland. Their partnership has included access to patient capital, support with financial modeling, guidance through the development process, and even connections to other partners and clients. Their model offers a needed approach that should be replicated throughout California and to other cities across the country.

Photo: Musician Nikbo

Art: Cherisse Alcantara

Ready to get involved with CAST?

Explore our partnership, co-creation, and volunteer opportunities.