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Programs


Programs

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Programs


Programs

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Pop Up Performance Project


Pop Up Performance Project

Pop Up Performance Project


Pop Up Performance Project

The Pop-up Performance Project (PPP) is exactly what it sounds like: Gravity pays a small fee to 3 artists a year to present durational performance events in non-traditional public sites.

Conceived by Artistic Director Jess Curtis as an opportunity for emerging artists to bring experimental material they are working on into public view to share with accidental audiences on San Francisco streets, plazas and parks. The PPP presents performance as a public resource and encourages artists to bring their work outside to see what they might learn about it from a non-ticket-buying public.

To date Gravity has presented artists in projects throughout San Francisco, including:

  • Rachael Dichter - Watch Me Watch You Watch Him throughout Market Street
  • Maria Francesca Scaroni, Tove Sahlin, and Empress Jupiter - *** and Oracles at UN Plaza
  • The Empress Jupiter and Jess Curtis - Prototype This presented by CounterPulse at Market Street Prototyping Festival
  • Micah Sigourney - Excerpt from his show with Maryam
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Minoosh Zamora - Side by Side at Union Square
  • Jack Davis - Faggots in the Labyrinth at The Labyrinth at Land’s End
  • Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis - excerpt from The Way You Look (at me) Tonight at The 16th & Mission BART Plaza
  • Ui Chua - Serendipity at Ferry Building Plaza as part of Bay Area Dance Week

PPP is set up to make a minimal administrative demand on the artists involved, the selected works are curated by Jess Curtis and artists are provided a simple $500 fee plus professional documentation of the event, with the intent that they bring work they are currently working on or processes they are currently engaged in that might benefit from being shown in  a non-theatrical context.

If you would like to be considered for a PPP, please contact Gravity.

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Fiscal Sponsorship


Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship


Fiscal Sponsorship

Gravity is currently in a pilot-phase of our recently initiated fiscal sponsorship program as we ascertain the time and resources necessary to provide this service and determine how many artists we are able to serve. 

Sponsees receive the ability to receive institutional and  tax-deductible donations under the umbrella of Gravity’s 501c3 non-profit status, financial oversight, and related accounting services. Sponsees are selected with regard to their alignment with Gravity’s mission, community, and aesthetic priorities.

Current fiscally sponsored projects include Abby Crain Projects and Yuba Libre.

In 2017/18 Gravity will be expanding our family of fiscally sponsored projects to include 3 more bringing them to a total of 5. 

If you are interested in being a part of Gravity’s fiscal sponsorship program, please contact us.

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Mentorship


Mentorship

Mentorship


Mentorship

In combination with, our fiscal sponsorship program, Gravity offers mentorship support to the artists we serve, providing information and consulting on everything from overall funding strategies to the nit-picky specifics of creating budgets and fill out grant forms.

Beyond these artists, Artistic Director Jess Curtis, provides numerous artists annually with a variety of mentorship services ranging from critical feedback on work to advice about getting their work out into the world particularly drawing from his extensive experience with international touring, teaching and co-production.

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Co-Productions


Co-Productions

Co-Productions


Co-Productions

Gravity regularly partners with Bay Area venues such as CounterPulse and the SFMOMA to financially support the presentation of internationally important contemporary artists that we believe it is important for Bay Area audiences to see.

To date Gravity co-presentations have brought such artists as:

  • Dana Michél - Montreal
  • Isabelle Schad - Berlin
  • Shake it Collaborations - Stockholm
  • Miguel Gutierrez - New York
  • Ivo Dimchev - Vienna/Bulgaria
  • Meg Stuart - Brussels/Berlin