The Lab

The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

The Lab

 

2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

415-864-8855
thelabsf@thelab.org
@thelabsf / #thelabsf

Our space is 1/2 block from the 16th and Mission BART.

NOTICE AS OF JUNE 9, 2018: Our wheelchair lift is being serviced. We hope to have it fully operational by the end of July. In the meantime, please call 415-864-8855 or email thelabsf@thelab.org to discuss accessibility options.

Please check our program calendar for hours.

Mission

The Lab believes that if we give artists enough time, space, and funding to realize their vision, the work they produce will change the way we experience the world and each other. These propositions challenge the familiar ways we perceive value, and so we seek out extraordinary artists who are underrepresented as a result of gender, class, race, sexuality, or geography, and whose work is not easily defined and therefore monetized. As a site of constant iteration and indeterminacy, The Lab is, above all, a catalyst for artistic experimentation.

The Lab is W.A.G.E. Certified. W.A.G.E. Certification is a program initiated and operated by working artists that publicly recognizes nonprofit arts organizations demonstrating a commitment to voluntarily paying artist fees that meet a minimum standard.

The Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, federal ID number 94-2952488.

We are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.

History

Click above for our Wikipedia page

Staff & Board

Director: Dena Beard
Production Manager: Michael Goldwater
Technical Manager: Anthony Russell
Board: Anna Acquistapace, Tayo Akanni, Drew Cushing, Miriam Dym, Minnette Lehmann, Perrin Meyer, Valentine Ollawa, Ann Rich, Jessica Shaefer, Neal Strickberger, Beau Takahara

We were photographed by Robert Divers Herrick, except for Perrin Meyer, who was photographed by Tomo Saito, and Ann Rich. 

Advisory Council

Natasha Boas, International Independent Curator; Mary Ceruti, Director of Sculpture Center; Joseph Del Pesco, International Director of Kadist Foundation; Anthony Huberman, Director of the Wattis Institute; Ben Kinmont, Artist; Claudia La Rocco, Editor of SFMOMA's Open Space; Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist; Jon Leidecker, Musician; Constance Lewallen, Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Aki Onda, Artist and Curator of TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama; Eric Rodenbeck, CEO of Stamen Design; Mike Scagliatti, Violet World Foundation; Laetitia Sonami, Artist; Vikki Tobak, Writer and Independent Curator; and Tashi Wada, Artist.

Supporters

$80,000 level and above:

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Grants for the Arts
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Meyer Sound (in-kind donation)

$40,000 level and above:

Creative Work Fund

$15,000 level and above:

San Francisco Arts Commission

$5,000 level and above:

Perrin Meyer
Benjamin Petrosky
Jessica Shaefer
Graue Family Foundation
Violet World Foundation
Zellerbach Family Fund
New Music USA
Adobe, Inc.
Google, Inc.

$2,000 level and above:

Anna Acquistapace
Miriam Dym
Maryann Faricy
Minnette Lehmann
Al McElrath
Teresa Ann Rich
Neal Strickberger
Beau Takahara
Shari Wilk
Art Now Foundation
The Jay DeFeo Foundation
San Francisco Foundation

$1,000 level and above:

Natasha Boas
Elisa Durrette
Barry McGee
Julie Norris
Kristina Lee Podesva
Deborah & Andrew Rappaport
Danny Reddin
Vikki Tobak
Apple, Inc.
Dolby, Inc.

And through the crucial, continuing support of our MEMBERS
 

Colpa Press created our graphic identity