Resident organizations are groups that reside within SOMArts, provide ongoing programs for the community, and work collaboratively with the Cultural Center.

ArtSpan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building connections within San Francisco’s visual arts community and between artists and the general public. ArtSpan produces San Francisco Open Studios and Art for Inner City Youth, publishes sf open studios: the guide, organizes workshops to help artists with their professional development, and holds Selections, a biennial juried art exhibition.

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) supports and nurtures the artistic endeavors of the San Francisco Bay Area Asian Pacific Islander community. Through collaboration, sponsorship, producing and presenting, APICC supports the development and growth of multidisciplinary art. We empower the diverse voices of our community to reflect their unique experiences as Asian Pacific Islanders living in America.

Chrysalis Printmaking Studio serves as an artist incubator and provides affordable classes for printmakers, particularly in the areas of relief printing and monotype. The studio also offers a free drop-in class for LGBTQ youth.

Queer Cultural Center is a multi-racial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic and cultural development of San Francisco’s LGBT community. By presenting, screening and documenting queer artists’ work, Qcc contributes to the development of a multicultural perspective on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender experience.

San Francisco Shorin-Ryn Shorinkan Okinawan Karate and Kobudo Dojo teaches karate in the tradition of the old Okinawan masters—as an effective means of self-defense, but more importantly as a philosophy in which to develop the body, mind and spirit to their maximum potential.

Sixth Street Photography Workshop aims to awaken creatively and to help those who are otherwise unempowered develop a voice.

SOMArts works with many organizations on an ongoing basis to enhance our offerings.

If you know of a group that should be added to this list, email Or, contact us to explore the possibility of becoming part of this growing community.

826 Valencia
African American Arts & Cultural Complex
ArtZone 461
Asian American Women’s Art Assocaition
Asian Art Museum
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Bay Area Video Coalition
Bayview Opera House
The Beat Within
California College of the Arts Center for Art and Public Life
Community Works
Creativity Explored
Electric Works
Flyaway Productions
Galería de la Raza
Kala Art Institute
Kearny Street Workshop
Lumina Arts
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Mission Greenbelt Project
National Council on Aging
OFF Space
Philanthropy by Design
Queer Cultural Center
Rebuilding Together
San Francisco Art Institute: City Studio
San Francisco Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals
San Francisco Symphony
University of California Berkeley
University of San Francisco
Youth Speaks

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