ArtShare FAQ

What are the qualifications for ArtShare?

You must be an artist or organization without a permanent performance space, and/or an artist/organization who would benefit from a residency in one of A.C.T.’s Central Market spaces.

What is the selection process?

From the qualifying applications, A.C.T. will try to find a range of projects that represents the multiplicity of the Bay Area arts community.

How many organizations will receive space through ArtShare?

There will be between three and seven organizations selected to participate each season.

If I have received funding previously, can I still apply?


What spaces are included in ArtShare?

The spaces that will be utilized are A.C.T.’s Costume Shop and The Rueff at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater.  

What is the seating capacity of each space?

The Costume Shop capacity is 49 seats. The Rueff is flexible and can accommodate between 99 and 130 seats.

Is rehearsal space included?

15 hours of complimentary rehearsal space at A.C.T.’s studios at 30 Grant Ave will be provided, subject to space availability. Additional rehearsal space is the responsibility of the recipient.

What happens once I am notified that I have been selected?

Once you are notified you will have until April 15, 2019 to accept. Upon acceptance you will be required to sign a lease agreement, provide a certificate of insurance, and pay a small, fully refundable security deposit.

How much time do I get in the space?

Each recipient is given one to two weeks in either The Costume Shop or The Rueff. The residency week assumes a Monday–Wednesday load-in and tech rehearsal process, and a Thursday–Sunday performance schedule. Recipients may have up to five performances each week they are in the space. Load-in, tech, and performance time are all covered under ArtShare.

What kind of labor support should I expect in the space?

You will be responsible for providing all production personnel needed for your project. A.C.T. will provide a technical orientation during your load-in to help facilitate your project in the space. A.C.T. will also provide a House Manager and Security for all of your performances. You may use A.C.T.’s technical support if desired, at recipients’ sole expense.

Who will be responsible for Box Office and ticketing?

You will be responsible for your own ticketing and box office staff. A.C.T. will provide space on the day of your performances to run your box office. You may use A.C.T.’s box office services if desired, at recipients’ sole expense.

Who will be responsible for marketing the show/event?

A.C.T. will provide space on our website to list your project. Additional marketing will be the responsibility of the recipient.


Still have questions? Please email

ArtShare 2019–20


Applications for 2019–20 ArtShare spaces are now closed.
Recipients will be announced May 1, 2019.

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