RAW, resident artist workshop is a 12-week residency program offering approximately 3-6 hours of free rehearsal space per week, culminating in a two-night performance.
Starting January 2016, SAFEhouse’s residency program, RAW (resident artist workshop) became an artists’ cooperative. Presently operated by its founder/ Executive Director, Joe Landini, and SAFEhouse’s RAW Program Director, Hannah Wasielewski, the purpose of the Co-op is to create a more sustainable model for the program.
The Co-op is a way for us to reach out to artists and provide opportunities for them to volunteer, learn new skills, and help make SAFEhouse Arts more sustainable for supporting live art. Each participating artist is required to contribute a minimum of 10 volunteer hours per residency The Co-op artists are divided into quarterly groups (WINTER / SPRING / SUMMER / FALL) based on when the artist is assigned to perform.
We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for artists to be a part of the RAW Winter Co-op (performances in December, January, February). To apply, fill out the "Registration Form" at SAFEhousearts.org.
Applications are encouraged in dance, theater and/or any other multi-disciplinary performance art form. After being selected, resident artists spend a period of time preparing their pieces (usually 12 weeks), then present their work either in a shared program with other artists or individually. The final length of the residency is determined during the application process and during periodical evaluations in the initial phase of the residency.
SAFEhouse Arts provides:
• 3-6 hours of rehearsal space per week
• Publicity and technical support
• A two-night presentation
In an effort to make it simple to apply for our programs, we ask for:
• a 25-50 word description of your project
• a 300 ppi photo and
• a 25-50 word biography
• a YouTube link to your work
• a list of times you are available to rehearse
(usually weekday mornings or afternoons; 12 weeks, 4 hours per
week for each performance)
Why is it so simple?
We don't want you to jump through hoops to make new work. Part of our philosophy is that your job is to make art, not to fill out forms. We usually book about six months in advance, so it's a good idea to plan ahead. Another suggestion prior to applying is to come down, see a show and introduce yourself. It's important to us that you are familiar with what we do and that you propose a work that is appropriate for the space.
Tips for prospective and current RAW artists
should be submitted 60 days before performances (this is the deadline for InDance, Theatre Bay Area Magazine and local critics).
Publicity photos should be 300ppi and minimum 4" x 6". SAFEhouse enthusiastically promotes artists developing new work at SAFEhouse Arts but we are not able to send additional requests for publicity materials.
SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts is currently on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
We ask artists to join Facebook.com and send us a friend request. Most SAFEhouse events are posted under Events, and artists should click the LIKE button to become administrators (this will allow you to add photos, descriptions and forward the event to your friend lists). Otherwise, we will invite you to your Facebook Events so you can share them with your friends, family, and fans.
Most events are posted a month prior. Tickets are normally sold at safehousearts.ticketfly.com for $15 (plus a surcharge for the purchaser). Cash tickets for most events can be purchased at the door for a sliding scale of $10-$20.
Create a profile on Ticketfly, so we can give you permissions to add and update your performances with descriptions, bio, photos and videos.
Ticketfly uses YouTube formatted videos, so please upload any videos you want to use on YouTube.
We distribute a month before the performance. It is the artists' responsibility to retrieve cards from space and distribute them.
High resolution images are required for printing; if you require assistance, please ask.
for the performances are usually designed the Monday before your performances. SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts is not able to send reminders to the artists to submit program information. Please include biographies for your artistic collaborators. Unfortunately, we are not able to include individual dancer and actor biographies.
We are currently upgrading our main website, so our information may not always be 100% available. Please bear with us while we are in the process of updating and transferring to bring you a better site.
Please create a profile on Ticketfly so we can distribute content to our new website, emails and social media.
Photo should be maximum 450 pixels wide. Please make sure to include your website and social media channels in Ticketfly so we can find you on the web.
(residents artists workshop)
SPF (summer performance festival) is SAFEhouse Arts' annual performance festival, featuring both veteran and emerging artists. The festival features a series at ODC, reflecting the broad spectrum of contemporary performance in the Bay Area. The artists for 2016 have been selected but we are looking for artists to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2017. Artists for SPF are usually selected from the RAW residency program.
This year, West Wave celebrates 25 years and will be presenting 25 new works at
Z Space Sept 14-18
Need great-looking photos
for marketing and promo?
SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts has an in-house photographer, Lynne Fried, who is currently offering photo shoots at the space for groups in residency.
The package includes Lynne's time and talent, posting on her website in a secure folder, submission to InDance, a photo used to make your postcard - - all to help promote your upcoming show. Files and prints are available for purchase at a reasonable price!
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Lynne at 650.270.7822