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Affordable Housing Program in San Francisco

Home Match SF is a shared housing program, which helps people with extra room in their homes earn income by connecting with people who need an affordable place to live. Home Match connects people based on compatibility, screens all applicants, and is available for on-going support even after the match is made, free of charge. There are homes open in Bayview and upper Castro right now (from $900-1,500).

Contact:, or 415.351.1000

Dancing Around Race Public Gathering #3

Thu, Feb 28, 7:30pm
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, SF

Featuring Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor of African and African American Studies, Dance, and Theater Studies at Duke University.

Join 2018 Community Engagement Residency lead artist Gerald Casel, artist co-interrogators Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Sammay Dizon, David Herrera, Yayoi Kambara and Raissa Simpson and special guest Thomas F. DeFrantz for the third Dancing Around Race Public Gathering.

This event is free and open to the public. Come engage with the artists and guest speakers in a moderated dialogue about equity in the arts. Bring a food item to share or just yourself.



The Dancing Around Race Public Gathering will run in the spirit of long table discussion?, with attendees? invited to take part in a freeform conversation. As part of this authentic exchange, participants will have an equal opportunity to both share and listen to each others experiences, ideas and questions with regards to how race operates in the dance world.

Guests are invited to bring a snack or food item to share.

To view footage from Dancing Around Race Public Gathering #1, visit:


Dancing Around Race // AUDIENCE READER

The Dancing Around Race artist cohort recommends the following texts to get you thinking about some of themes and issues that will be discussed at the public gatherings.



The 2018 Community Engagement Residency (CER) Dancing Around Race is proudly presented by Hope Mohr Dance’s Bridge Project, HMD’s signature curatorial platform that approaches curating as a form of community organizing.

Funding for this program comes from the Center for Cultural Innovation’s “Investing in Tomorrow” grant, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission and generous individual donors.

For more info on the 2018 Community Engagement Residency visit:

For more info on HMD’s Bridge Project, visit:


Co-Produce with CounterPulse

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
CounterPulse, SF

The CounterPulse Co-Production program is open to all genres of performing artists, ensembles, companies, collectives, etc. looking to stage completed works as part of our Fall or Spring curated seasons. As a co-producing artist, CounterPulse partners with you by offering access to space, resources, marketing, and production support at subsidized rates to bring your work to stage.

Contact: Justin Ebrahemi, Communications Director,

Transforming the Culture of Whiteness in Dance & Sexuality Communities

Book Release: Mon-Fri, Jan 21-25

FREE copy of the ebook, Sacred Body Wisdom: Igniting the Flame of Our Divine Humanity, Mon-FriJan 21-25, in honor of Martin Luther King Day!

Check out Zahava Griss’ chapter in this anthology, “Transforming the Culture of Whiteness in Dance & Sexuality Communities.” Zahava is the founder of EMBODY more LOVE, providing embodiment, healing, and sexual empowerment for social change leaders through performance, dance, coaching, and bodywork.

You can download a FREE copy of the ebook January 21-25, in honor of Martin Luther King Day at


Bay Area Day for Dancers’ Health

Sat, Jan 26, 10am-6pm
ODC’s Healthy Dancers’ Clinic, SF

A full day of activities to help promote the health of dancers of all ages and levels.

Visit to learn more and register for one or more sessions.

  • Free health screenings for professional dancers
  • Keynote presentation from orthepedic surgeon Nancy Kadel, MD.
  • Immersive panel discussions
  • Breakout sessions with dance medicine professionals, nutritionists, mental health experts, performance coaches, choreographers, and dance instructors.

Equity in Dance Panel

Sat, Feb 23, 2:30-5pm
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley

Join local artists, educators, and activists in this discussion on race, power, and privilege in dance, and how we can make our teaching more inclusive and equitable.

Panelists include:

Gerald Casel, Artistic Director, GERALDCASELDANCE

Zaynah Islam, student, Dimensions’ Rites of Passage

Cuauhtémoc Peranda, UCR Critical Dance Studies Doctoral Student

Tammy Johnson, Art/Work Practice

Albirda Rose, Faculty Emeritus, SFSU & Founder, IDTC

Judith Smith, founder, AXIS Dance

Latanya d. Tigner, Choreographer/Educator, Dimensions & UC Berkeley

Registration is not required, but an RSVP is appreciated. For more information or to register, call 510-883-1118, email, or follow the website link provided.

Free Consults (January)

Tue, Jan 29, 3:30-6pm
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley

In one-to-one personalized sessions, LDI faculty focuses on your concerns about dance education. No issue is too big or too small. Come to discuss anything from curriculum to your career, or receive coaching to advocate for what you need. Contact us today to sign up for FREE half-hour in-person or phone session.

For more information or to register, call 510-883-1118, or email

44 Gough St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 920-9181 phone
(415) 920-9173 fax