Black Rock Arts Foundation


1900 Third Street, First Floor
San Francisco, CA94158
Organization Type: 
Public or Private Sector: 
Type of Funding Agency: 
Nonprofit Organization (that makes grants)
Type of Support: 
One Program Area/Department
Types of Activities Funded: 
Individual Artists
Arts Organizations
Total Funds Granted for Arts for Change Activity: 
Restrictions on Grantmaking: 
Does not typically fund static work, such as sculpture with no interactive component, gallery work, such as paintings in a gallery, publications (poetry books, photo books, fiction), photography, screenplays or films, musical, theater or dance productions, social aid/relief efforts, entrepreneurial endeavors.
Programs and Services: 

The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the means by which it is displayed, and the character of the work itself should inspire immediate interactions that connect people to one another in a larger communal context. The primary goal of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to promote a revival of art's culture-bearing and connective function by removing art from its context in the marketplace and reintegrating it into communal settings.