CAST holds the exciting potential to break the inevitable cycle of displacement and enable artists and creative enterprises to stay in our cities. Our nonprofit creates innovative financial vehicles to secure permanent space in urban city centers for community arts and culture nonprofit organizations. This enables vital arts entities to sustain the creativity and capacity necessary to promote lively and stable neighborhoods.
Founded in 2013 on the belief that the arts drive strong, vibrant, diverse communities. CAST secures space and works with community arts organizations to help develop and strengthen their financial and organizational capacity to purchase permanent facilities and navigate complex real estate issues. By collaborating with local government agencies, businesses, civic leaders, funders and artists, CAST celebrates, promotes, and preserves artistic and cultural traditions and innovations. Through CAST, San Francisco will remain a vibrant and thriving home for arts organizations that will foster creativity, community participation, economic development and neighborhood well-being.