Artist in Residence Program

May 1 - October 31, 2024

This program is exclusive to Intersection for the Arts’ Fiscally Sponsored Projects and Coworking Members

About the Residency:

We are excited to announce our 2024 Artist in Residence (AIR) Program. Intersection for the Arts strives to actualize our guiding principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) by providing member artists and cultural workers with the resources they need to grow. Thus, Fiscally Sponsored Projects and Coworking Members are invited to apply to participate in Intersection’s Artist in Residency Program 2024 to amplify their unique voice and build relationships within their community alongside a cohort of artists doing the same thing. 

During the 6-month period (May 1, 2024 – October 31, 2024), a cohort of six Fiscally Sponsored (FSP) and/or Coworking members will each plan and implement one community engagement event in Intersection’s Space in consultation with the Space Program Manager. To support community engagement, the AIR cohort will participate in a Marketing Training Series facilitated by Anthem Salgado, founder and lead Business Coach for the professional development program, ART OF HUSTLE®.

This opportunity is not open to the public, it is exclusive for Intersection for the Art’s Fiscally Sponsored Projects and Coworking Members. 2023 AIR participants are also ineligible to apply to this year’s program.

For questions, please review our FAQ at the bottom of this page or contact our Space Program Manager, Sloane Larsen, at sloane@theintersection.org.

Timeline:

*Please note, the application deadline for AIR has passed. We are reviewing applications now, and will notify artists of their participation on April 26, 2024.*

Application Information Session: April 4, 2024 from 12 – 12:30 PM PST, via Zoom
​AIR period: May 1, 2024 – October 31, 2024
Application deadline: Monday, April 15, 2024 by 12 midnight PST
Artists notified of participation: April 26, 2024

Cohort Professional Development Dates:

Attendance is required for program participation.

Thursday, May 16: Virtual kickoff
Kickoff orientation and facilitated dialogue, 6 PM – 7 PM

Session 1 – Friday, May 17: In-person session
In person, onsite, 10 AM – 2 PM

Session 2 – Saturday, June 1
Virtual: key concept + Q&A, 10 AM – 11 AM

Session 3 – Saturday, July 13
Virtual: key concept + Q&A, 10 AM – 11 AM

Session 4 – Saturday, August 3
Virtual: key concept + Q&A, 10 AM – 11 AM

Session 5 – Saturday, September 7
Virtual: key concept + Q&A, 10 AM – 11 AM

Session 6 – Saturday, October 19: In-person session
In person, onsite, 10 AM – 2 PM

Meet Anthem Salgado

 

Anthem Salgado

Artist turned entrepreneur, Anthem Salgado is the founder and lead Business Coach for professional development program, ART OF HUSTLE®. This service is ranked #1 for the keyword, “marketing,” for Yelp in San Francisco. For creative entrepreneurs wanting to grow their practice while still maintaining their integrity, ethics, soul, creativity, and wellbeing, Anthem Salgado provides sound guidance and strategy that is proven to untangle your to-do list and clear a pathway for new forward movement. He has led trainings and provided strategy to solo entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofit organizations, helping people successfully change careers, launch businesses, promote their work, and generate new revenue. Salgado has given talks and workshops for such reputable organizations as: Brooklyn Museum, Theatre Communications Group, Intersection for the Arts, Foundation Center, Network for Ensemble Theaters, and Center for Cultural Innovation.

AIR Program Includes:  

/ $2,000 unrestricted stipend (paid at the start of the residency). For FSP Members, this will be deposited into their fiscal sponsorship account.

/ One coworking dedicated desk (accessible 24/7) with a filing cabinet and storage locker

/ Marketing training series presented by Anthem Salgado (a combination of virtual and in-person sessions)

/ 15 hours of free space rental at Intersection during the months of August – October 2024

/ Promotion of community engagement event/s via Intersection’s social media channels

/ Invitation to do a social media takeover of Intersection for Arts’ platforms

/ Participants will be included in and receive a copy of a commemorative poster, which be added to Intersection’s long standing poster archive

Professional Development Component:
During the AIR Program participants will learn to strengthen their marketing toolkit to engage the community. The program will begin with a training series which will equip artists to promote one community engagement event between the months of August – October 2024 at Intersection’s space located at 1446 Market Street in San Francisco.

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel consisting of 2023 AIR Program alumni, as well as members of Intersection’s staff and board. Evaluation of applications will be based on:

  • Eligibility in that they are a current member of Intersection’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program or a Coworking Member (2023 AIR participants are ineligible to apply). 
  • Clear communication of question responses. Responses can be communicated in writing or in an alternative format, including but not limited to: video, song, poem, illustration, slide deck, etc.
  • Investment in community engagement and sees this residency as a part of that development
  • Vision for how they would utilize the 15 hours of free space rental to engage community in their arts practice
  • Interest in building a marketing plan that will attract and engage community
  • Confirmed participation in all of the professional development dates
  • Description of how access to Intersection’s space will support their approach to community engagement.

2023 Artist in Residence Participants:

 

3rd Space Lab Collective: Fiscally Sponsored Member of Intersection

3rd Space Lab Collective is a women-led, transnational art collective from Bangalore, India and San Francisco. Through collective conversations, creative collaborations, and public engagements, they capture stories which express the lived experiences of the people and communities they work with. They used their AIR time to develop their ongoing project Social Weavers, a collaboration with craft communities in India and San Francisco. They engaged local artists through public workshops, gatherings and host stitching circles, to activate a series of public Collective Conversations.

Photo: Photo 3rd Space Lab. Collective Forest, iconic redwood and banyan trees in a mutual mehndi forest on the artists of 3rd Space Lab.

Beast Crawl Literary Festival: Fiscally Sponsored Member of Intersection

The Beast Crawl Literary Festival organizes curators and educators into outreach programs and showcases events that empower literary artists who do not have traditional access to literary platforms. They held a number of public performances (and workshops around volunteering/coordinating festival logistics) to serve as fundraisers for their upcoming festival.

Epiphany Dance Theater: Coworking Member of Intersection

Epiphany Dance Theater creates thought-provoking, accessible dance performances and educational programs, building understanding across cultures and ages. On the stage and in the street, they illuminate the ordinary and the extraordinary, inspiring social change using art as a vehicle. They utilized Intersection’s space by leading workshops in partnership with OASIS for Girls, teaching the Art of Abstract Storytelling, to prepare for summer programming with the Children’s Creativity Museum as well as their upcoming 25th anniversary celebration.

Epiphany is composed of, Founder/Artistic Director Kim Epifano is a Choreographer, Director, Curator, Performer, Script/Song Writer, Educator and Community Activator. Kayla May Paz Suarez Education/Communication Director, actor, dancer, writer and youth educator. Serena Pickett Administrative Assistant and dancer and Yoga instructor.

Image: Photo by Kyle Adler, SF Trolley Dances A Bat and a Bridge

Lyzette Wanzer Projects: Fiscally Sponsored Member of Intersection

Lyzette Wanzer is a fiction and nonfiction author. In 2020 she founded TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH, a book-and-conference project that examines and interrogates the perception, policing, persecution, and politics of African American and Afro Latina women’s natural hair in American society. She teaches writing and professional development workshops for creative writers of all genres. Lyzette’s used her AIR time to offer a series of workshops on the topics of creative writing and professional development, as well as a Writing Our Hair seminar and and a author event.

Image of book cover for Trauma, Tresses, & Truth by Lyzette Wanzer.

Mad One Media: Fiscally Sponsored Member of Intersection

Joshua Walters, the Creator of Mad One Media, records audio for his podcast platform, coaches artists, and provides workshops around creating a sustainable artistic practice. As a mental health educator, Joshua intends to grow a community of like-minded artists in a container where they formulate a set of wellness tools. Joshua used Intersection’s space to host a festival to showcase “Creativity as Practice for Mental Health”.

Paufve Dance: Fiscally Sponsored Member of Intersection

Artistic Director Randee Paufve began making dances in the Bay in 1988. Known as a “dancer’s choreographer,” her work is recognized for its rigorous craft, emotional connectivity, and intimate performances. Paufve Dance was formed in 2002, and has continuously employed dancers and created opportunities for choreographers at all career stages. Paufve Dance activated Intersection’s space throughout the duration of the residency program by holding open rehearsals to invite community members into the choreographic process, as well as presenting a formal showing at the end of the residency.

Photo by Stephen Texeira: Dancer Randee Paufve of Paufve Dance

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can apply to Intersection's AIR program?

This program is exclusive to Intersection for the Arts Fiscally Sponsored Projects and Coworking Members, this program is not open to the public. 2023 AIR participants are ineligible to apply to this year’s program.’

Who is on the selection panel?

The selection panel is made up of representatives from Intersection’s board, staff, and 2023 AIR participants. 

What is the criteria on which applications are evaluated?

/ Eligibility in that they are a current member of Intersection’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program or a Coworking Member
/ Clear communication of question responses. Responses can be communicated in writing or in an alternative format, including but not limited to: video, song, poem, illustration, slide deck, etc.
/ Investment in community engagement and sees this residency as a part of that development
/ Vision for how they would utilize the 15 hours of free space rental to engage community in their arts practice
/ Interest in building a marketing plan that will attract and engage community
/ Confirmed participation in all of the professional development dates
/ Description of how access to Intersection’s space will support their approach to community engagement.

What is considered a community engagement event?

Community engagement events are any event that invites members of your community to engage in, learn from or be an audience to your creative process or project. For example: performance, rehearsal, workshop, reading, or gathering.

What if I’m already a Coworking Member? How is my membership affected by the residency offerings?

If you are a Coworking Member, your membership fee will be paused for the duration of the residency period. During which time, you will have a Dedicated Desk at Intersection with 24/7 access.

What is the purpose of the Marketing Training Series?

All of the resources provided as part of the AIR program are intended to help support you in your arts practice and/or business.The purpose of the Marketing Training Series is to assist you in growing your marketing skills, so that you can amplify your unique voice and build relationships within your community. The training series will also support you in promoting your community engagement event during your residency.

What COVID precautions Intersection is taking?

Masks are optional but recommended at Intersection’s space, with signage posted to indicate this. Each room is equipped with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) air filter, in addition to our HVAC system. We are sensitive to individual needs, and support you in determining mask requirements at your events. Please note that masking recommendations may change depending on local conditions and city guidelines.

What are the public relations protocols, such as press releases?

AIRs are encouraged to promote their events as much as possible, including creating press releases. We ask that written promotional content is reviewed by Intersection’s Engagement Manager, Claire Astrow, before publishing, and that materials be provided at a minimum of two weeks before information is shared publicly.

When can I hold an event at Intersection’s space?

AIR community engagement events will be held between the months of August – October, with two Artists in Residence’ events scheduled each month. AIRs will coordinate these days in consultation with Sloane, Intersection’s Space Program Manager by June 30th. While it is possible to schedule an event on evenings and weekends, it is preferred that your events take place on weekdays, with events requiring technical assistance to take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 9:30am – 6pm. 

Do I need to hold General Liability Insurance?

Yes. Each AIR participant will need to hold General Liability Insurance, with coverage during the residency period (particularly during the period you plan to hold event/s in the space).The insurance policy must: 

– Provide coverage for bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and other losses; 

– have a single limit of liability of at least $1,000,000 and general aggregate liability of at least $2,000,000; and 

– name Intersection and XXX as additional insureds.

If you are a Fiscally Sponsored Member of Intersection, you have the option to be added to Intersection for the Arts’ General Liability Policy for a flat rate fee of $150.

Intersection’s policy periods are as follows:

July 13, 2023 – July 12, 2024

July 13, 2024 – July 12, 2025

Do all Community Engagement Events need to be open to the public?

No. It is up to you, whether you would like for your event to be advertised publicly and open for the general public to attend. This is not a requirement. The community engagement event is an opportunity for you to share your work with your community at Intersection’s space. This can be through private invasion or public announcement.

Do I need to have a permit to serve food and alcohol at Intersection for the Arts’ space?

If your Community Engagement event is a public event, you will need to obtain an Alcoholic Beverage Control Permit to serve alcohol and a Temporary Food Facility Permit to serve food. According to SF City guidelines, an event is considered a public event if:

-The event is free or a ticket/pass can be purchased by the general public.

-The event is advertised through media ‐ internet, newspaper, television, radio, and billboard.

-The general public would attend the event either by interest of the trade or advertisement of the event.

Do I need to bring a project to completion by the end of the residency period?

Project completion is not a requirement of the AIR program. This is an opportunity to explore, expand and engage in your arts practice. However, at least one public activation of the space is required.

How many resident artists will be included in the cohort?

Six resident artists will be included in the cohort. 

How may the 15 hours of free space rental be used?

Each artist in residence will receive 15 hours of free space rental which may be used to support your work. This will include all uses of the space, so let your imagination guide you (for example: private meetings or gatherings, rehearsal space, workshops, creation space)!

How do I reserve space rental during the residency?

Space rental reservations can be made by coordinating with Intersection’s Space Manager, Sloane Larsen at sloane@theintersection.org.

How may AIRs utilize Intersection’s marketing channels?

AIRs are invited to participate in a 3-day social media takeover. Additionally, Intersection will help to promote the events that AIRs organize at Intersectoin’s space between the months of August – October via Intersection’s newsletter and social media marketing.

How does Intersection’s space meet accessibility needs?

Elevator access is available for anyone who may need it via our Fell Street Entrance. Intersection for the Arts does not have automatic doors at either entrance nor the restrooms, but staff is available to assist with entry. Our space has two restrooms, both of which are gender neutral and ADA compliant. One restroom is single use and the other has four stalls, including a wheelchair accessible stall. 

By the conclusion of the residency program, do I need to bring a project to completion?

Project completion is not a requirement of the AIR program. This is an opportunity to explore, expand and engage in your arts practice. However, at least one public activation of the space is required.

If selected, can my vision for how to utilize the 15 hours of free space rental change?

Absolutely! While we do want to see that you have a vision for engaging community at Intersection’s space, we welcome the evolution of that initial idea.

Is a discount on space rental provided, beyond the 15 hours of free space rental included in the AIR program?

As members of Intersection for the Arts, IFTA’s various rental rooms are available to you at a discounted hourly rate