Space Activation Artist in Residence Program

January 1st - June 30th 2023

About the Residency:

Intersection for the Arts is launching a pilot Artist in Residence Program which aims to amplify the work of our members and activate our space at 1446 Market Street in San Francisco. Over a 6-month period (January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023) a cohort of resident artists will receive access to professional development resources, creation and work space and a $1,000 stipend as they grow their arts / business practice together, under one roof. AIRs are encouraged to utilize the space in a way that engages the community, with a minimum of one activation of the space. Applications will be open to all of Intersection’s members (both Fiscally Sponsored and Coworking Members) and submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee.

The AIR Program Includes:

  • $1,000 stipend (paid at the start of the residency) 
  • One coworking dedicated desk (accessible 24/7)
  • 50% discount on Professional Development Workshops
  • One grant review (for Coworking Members)
  • 100 hours of space rental
  • 24 hour access to shared AIR Studio Space with storage
  • 4 hours of Business of Art Coaching
  • Promotion of space activation via Intersection’s social media channels

AIR Space Cohort 2023


AIR period: January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023
The application period has now passed.  

For more information, please contact Operations Associate Sloane Larsen at

Frequently Asked Questions

How many resident artists will be included in the cohort?

This will be determined by the number of applications received and availability of space based on time and technical requirements of each arts activation proposal.

What is considered an activation of the space?

Activation is inviting the participants into the space to engage in, learn from or be an audience to your creative process or project. For example: Performance, rehearsal, workshop, reading, or gathering…

What is the criteria on which applications are evaluated?

We are looking for resident artists who.. 

Have a vision for how they would like to utilize Intersection’s space and professional development resources. 

Have a strong community focus and/or could grow this aspect during their residency.

Investment in growing their arts practice / business and sees this residency as an influential part of that development. 

If selected, can my space activation proposal change?

Absolutely! While we do want to see that you have a vision for your activation of the space, we welcome the evolution of that initial idea.

Are activations of the space included in the 100 hours of space rental?

Yes. Each artist in residence will receive 100 hours of space rental. This will include all uses of the space.

Who is on the selection committee?

The selection committee is made up of representatives of Intersection’s board and staff.

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.

How do I reserve space rental during the residency?

Space rental reservations can be made by coordinating with Intersection’s Operations Associate, Sloane Larsen at

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“Intersection knows the Bay Area arts scene, the fundraising landscape, and the tools artists need to succeed. They handle the nitty-gritty so that we can spend our time making art. And since so many of the staff are artists themselves, there is genuine understanding and camaraderie that infuses our collective work with passion and persistence.”

Ellen Kamoe

The Bare Life Review
“Through the support of Intersection, I’ve received numerous grants for my creative work and curatorial projects. These grants have also enabled me to support collaborating artists, thus spreading the support to the larger arts community. I’m grateful for Intersection in helping me make my dreams and aspirations real.”

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein Projects

“Intersection doesn’t just provide us with the logistical support for accounting and grant management, they keep us connected with other arts organizations in our community so that we can all work together make sure the arts are valued in San Francisco and the Bay Area.”

Todd Berman

Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

“As an independent artist and founder I’m constantly spread thin, but Intersection gives me the tools and resources to feel supported and keep my head above water. Intersection goes above and beyond and I appreciate it every single day.”

Anna Smith

The Quinan Street Project

“Intersection has galvanized our organization to focus on what matters and build our professional capacities. “

Justin Hoover

Collective Action Studio