Space Sharing

ArtShare: A.C.T.'s Community Space-Sharing Initiative

American Conservatory Theater has believed in community engagement since we opened our doors in 1967, creating performances and workshops in theater and dance throughout the Bay Area. Over the last five years, A.C.T. has drawn energy from the amazing work of small arts groups around the Bay Area by launching ArtShare: A.C.T.'s Community Space-Sharing Initiative. ArtShare aims to provide space for small and mid-sized companies as well as independent artists without a home who would benefit from being in residence at one of A.C.T.’s spaces in the Central Market area.

The Selection Process:
Space will be awarded to individuals or companies for up to 2 weeks each (the length of each space awarded may vary and will be determined based on the needs of the project). In addition to their need for space, recipients will be selected based on the project’s readiness for the program, the project’s capacity for success in A.C.T.’s spaces, and the diversity of the communities served by the artists.

Recipients Will Receive:

  • Complimentary performance space
  • House management and security personnel for all performances
  • A technical orientation at load-in
  • Special rate for rehearsal space
  • Listing of project on A.C.T.’s website
  • Access to free tickets for A.C.T. subscription shows

ArtShare Spaces:

Through generous support from the Rainin Foundation, the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, A.C.T. is able to grant space to the following artists and companies for the 2016–17 Season:

BAYCAT • Marga Gomez • Community Works West • Just Theater  Jump! Theatre • Under the Table Ensemble Theater • 6 New Plays

Previous Recipients: Alter Theater Ensemble · Campo Santo · Caterina Dance · Do It Live · Fools Fury · Goat Hall · Imaginists · Kearny Street Workshop · Kevin Rolsten · lxalt · Magic Theatre · MFR Productions · Mugwumpin · Orchestra Collective · Playwrights Foundation · ReACT · SF Playhouse · The Posse Foundation · Theater Rhino · Yes All Women

2016–17 ArtShare Performances

Jan 27–May 21

2017–18 ArtShare Application

Application Deadline
March 4, 2017

Recipients Announced
April 14, 2017

Deadline for Recipients to Accept Funding
April 30, 2017

Want to learn more about A.C.T.’s ArtShare Program?

Join us on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. in The Strand Theater lobby for our ArtShare Open House.

You’ll meet this season’s ArtShare cohort and chat with the staff who run the program.


To RSVP, email Allie Moss by February 23.

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