We want you to have access to tools and a framework for thinking about your needs and what you want long-term.
Affordable Venues For Short-Term Use
The Excelsior | Geneva Powerhouse
The Geneva Powerhouse is a performance, exhibit, meeting, and event arts and culture venue in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood. Located steps from Balboa Park BART, and MUNI lines 8, 54, 43 and 49, this historic building is a beautiful canvas for your next event or gathering.
Tenderloin | CounterPulse
CounterPulse is an award-winning art and community facility with a black box theater, studio, and project space to choose from for your next rehearsal, class, or event. Centrally located one-block from Powell Street Station in downtown San Francisco, their intimate space is ready to support your projects and ideas.
Downtown Oakland | Oakstop
Oakstop offers a variety of space options for events, meetings, classes, photo/video production, and large conferences in 5 centrally located areas in Oakland and 1 in Richmond for convenient access.
SoMa | 447 Minna
Located a block and a half south of the Powell Street BART station, the historic Dempster Building at 447 Minna Street offers affordable workspace (performance, exhibition, meeting and office spaces), with subsidized rates for nonprofits and hyperlocal arts and culture groups and community organizations. Stewarded as a cultural community hub by CAST, we welcome a range of arts and cultural practices spanning from visual arts to performing arts, contemporary to experimental, and everything in between
Mayfair | School of Arts and Culture
The School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza is a beautiful and serene oasis located in the heart of San Jose. It is a place of education, culture, and community that celebrates the rich diversity of Silicon Valley. Offering 14 spaces, including a pavilion, an expansive plaza, lush gardens, a world-class theater and more intimate spaces for classes or dance rehearsals. An ideal location to have a wedding, an intimate meeting, a conference, a family celebration, and any other type of event.
As community partners, we consider the needs and intentions of communities and neighborhoods and create space for the open exchange of ideas.
If we are unable to take on a project, we take care to connect our partners with resources to address their needs and advance their goals. Here’s a list of our close partners to support you with navigating your real estate and financial needs:
If you’re in Oakland and need support with keeping your building up to code…
If you’re a smaller project looking for a land trust…
Northern California Land Trust
Oakland Land Trust
California Community Land Trust Network
Photo: Kultivate Labs Founder & Executive Director Desi Danganan
Art: Cherisse Alcantara