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Fort Mason Center Resident Organizations

Fort Mason Center (FMC) is home to outstanding nonprofit organizations which support our mission to connect and engage people with arts and culture.

Information on renting Resident Organization space

California Lawyers for the Arts

Lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications, information on housing, and a resource library for artists, performers, writers, and arts organizations of all disciplines.
Bldg C, Second Floor
(415) 775-7200

Arts Arbitration & Mediation Services

A program of CA Lawyers for the Arts that helps artists of all disciplines resolve problems with workplace and contract disputes, royalty, copyright, collaboration or partnership issues.
Bldg C, Second Floor
(415) 775-7715

BATS Improv

An improvisational theater company that produces improv shows and workshops all year round. In August, BATS hosts its annual Summer Improv Festival and Summer Session, which draws international visitors and students.
Bayfront Theater, Bldg B, Third Floor
www.improv.org, BATS@improv.org
Show Infomation (415) 474-8935
Office (415) 474-6776

Blue Bear School of Music

Private lessons, group classes and band workshops in rock, pop, jazz, blues, and other popular music styles. Musicians of all ages and all levels find day or evening programs to suit their needs.
Bldg D, Second Floor
(415) 673-3600

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company

Founded in 1989 by choreographer Lily Cai and composer Gang Situ, the organization promotes greater public awareness of Chinese dance and music, produces original contemporary work that is firmly rooted in Chinese cultural traditions, challenges American conceptions of traditional Chinese and Chinese American culture, and encourages community artists to explore new avenues of self-expression.
Bldg C, Third Floor, Room 353
www.lilycaidance.org, info@lilycaidance.org
(415) 474-4829

City College of San Francisco
Fort Mason Art Campus

The Art Campus offers credit and non-credit classes in ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry-making, stained glass, weaving, quilting, photography, printmaking, and classes for seniors. The Coffee Gallery is a showcase for works in all media by art canpus students and faculty and offers a comfortable and informal dining area for workers, students, and visitors to Fort Mason Center.
Bldg B, Office, First Floor
(415) 561-1840

Cooks & Company

A takeout food service that offers sandwiches, soups, salads, and baked goods for FMC residents and visitors, and provides catering services.
Bldg B, First Floor
(415) 673-4137

Embark Gallery

Embark Gallery offers bimonthly exhibit opportunities to graduate art students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Funded by the Kabouter Foundation, Embark fosters an engaged community of artists, curators, and scholars, and aims to expand the audience for emerging contemporary art. Open by appointment only, except for the first weekend of each exhibit, when Embark hosts an evening reception (6:00-8:00 p.m.) and weekend viewing hours (11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) for the public.
Bldg B, Third Floor, Room 330


Environmental Traveling Companions

Provides access to wilderness and environmental education activities for people of all abilities. Through accessible wilderness adventures, people with disabilities and economically disadvantaged youth can overcome limitations and enjoy activities they thought beyond their capabilities.
Bldg C, Third Floor
www.etctrips.org, info@etctrips.org
(415) 474-7662

Goody Cafe

Greens Restaurant

Greens and take-out service Greens To Go, operated by the San Francisco Zen Center, serve gourmet vegetarian lunches and dinners Tuesday through Saturday, Sunday brunch, baked goods, and takeout lunches Monday through Sunday.
Bldg A North
Restaurant, (415) 771-6222
Greens To Go, (415) 771-6330

The Interval Salon, Bar, Cafe & Museum
The Long Now Foundation

Promotes and supports long-term thinking through exhibits, lectures, and other materials, as well as offering a stimulating environment for drinks and conversation. Open daily (starting Sunday, June 15) 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. (midnight)
Bldg A
(415) 561-6582


Magic Theatre

The Magic has won international recognition as an outstanding American playwrights’ theater. Substantial new plays by writers such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard have been presented, as well as innovative works by emerging writers.
Bldg D, Third Floor: Sam Shepard Theater
www.MagicTheatre.org, info@magictheatre.org
Office (415) 441-8001
Box office (415) 441-8822

The Mexican Museum

The Mexican Museum voices the complexity and richness of Mexican and Latino art throughout the Americas. With a permanent collection of over 12,000 objects ranging from Pre-Conquest, Colonial, Popular, Modern & Contemporary Mexican to Chicano Art, The Mexican Museum is a local treasure. Public and educational programs are also offered at different venues. See the Museums page for hours of operation and other information.
Bldg D, First Floor
(415) 202-9700

Museo ItaloAmericano

The Museo is dedicated to researching, collecting and displaying the works of Italian and Italian American artists, and promotes educational programs for the appreciation of Italian art and culture. Facilities include two galleries, a library, offices and a gift shop.
Bldg C, First Floor
(415) 673-2200

On The Commons
(AKA The Commons For Art & Social Change)

Off the Grid

Readers Bookstore
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library operates Readers Bookstore and conducts book sales, including the annual Big Book Sale, to support programs at the main library & branch libraries. Store: Bldg C, Rm 165, Daily 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Closed some holidays, call store for info) Donation Center: 438 Treat Avenue, San Francisco (between 17th, 18th, Folsom & Harrison streets)
www.friendssfpl.org, info@friendssfpl.org
(415) 771-1076 (store)
(415) 522-8600 (donation center)

SFMOMA Artists Gallery

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery represents more than 1300 Northern California artists, with works available for rental and for sale. The Gallery’s exhibition program of eleven shows each year features primarily works of California artists.
Bldg A North
(415) 441-4777

San Francisco Children’s Art Center

Classes (for ages 22 months to 10 years) in collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, and photography. The program provides individual attention exploring the organized freedom of the studio. The work becomes a visual diary of personal and creative growth. The studio is available for art birthday parties for children. The Center also conducts classes at family shelters throughout the city as part of its community outreach program.
Bldg C, First Floor
www.childrensartcenter.org sfcac@childrensartcenter.org
(415) 771-0292

Seedling Projects

World Arts West

The producer of the nationally acclaimed SF Ethnic Dance Festival presents and promotes world dance and music that reflects the diversity of America. Through performance opportunities, educational activities, and cultural exchanges, it seeks to inspire innovation and keep traditions alive.
Bldg D, Second Floor
www.worldartswest.org, info@worldartswest.org
(415) 474-3914

Young Performers Theatre (YPT)

YPT is a professional children’s theater that presents 7 or 8 shows each year, tours local schools with productions, offers classes in the dramatic arts, and is available for children’s birthday parties.
Bldg C, Third Floor
(415) 346-5550

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