Founded in 1984 by interdisciplinary artists seeking a home for experimental work in San Francisco, the Lab has played a critical role in nurturing artists’ careers for decades. Housed in the century-old Redstone Labor Temple in the Mission District, The Lab gives significant funding, time, and space to traditionally underrepresented artists. The Lab is a catalyst for artistic experimentation.
“Our grantees range from small arts organizations with one staff member to major museums, yet they all provide essential resources for artists as well as innovative platforms for critical cultural dialogue. Creative risk-taking is at the heart of this country’s most meaningful social, political, and cultural developments, therefore we are proud to stand behind artist-centered organizations that support experimental practice.”
Joel Wachs, President