Shipyard Trust for the Arts

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 880083 San Francisco CA 94188 USA

Mission: STAR's mission is to preserve and expand the arts community at Hunters Point Shipyard by: *Conserving affordable artist studios and work spaces *Complementing and supporting arts programs in the surrounding community *Creating arts exhibition and education facilities *Promoting the shipyard as a hub of artistic activity
Programs: In addition to STAR grants to organizations who work in the surrounding community, STAR has produced historical exhibits at the Bayview Opera House, staged planning conferences with the Bayview community and greater Bay area arts community. As Shipyard redevelopment continues, STAR will increase our efforts engaging the community and planning the future arts community to ensure that the needs of the community and artists are articulated and met throughout the process. In addition we implement an artist-in-residence program for artists who have a connection with the Bayview-Hunters Point community

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband, 4-year old daughter and I went to Open Studios at the Shipyard, we were AMAZED at all the work on display. With room after room in several buildings, it was impossible to see it all in one day.

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The artists are so nice and gracious with their time. One artist even offered to deliver.

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Find more food vendors. It'd be the perfect place for a cafe.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a professional artist at Hunters Point Shipyard. We are a collective group of over 300 artists working at the shipyard since 1986. The Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) is our board that has labored to insure our continued presence there, integrate with the community by sponsoring an artist in residence from the neighborhood, help coordinate our Fall and Spring Open Studios, work with the City of San Francisco and the redevelopment agency as well as the Developers Lenar to insure legal and appropriate disposal of asbestos and other toxins present on the Naval Shipyard. This is a volunteer board and work tirelessly to support and sustain the arts and artists in Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the form of direct support of my ability to continue to create my art and have an art community where we collaborate, encourage and fortify one another in our artistic endevors.

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I would provide stipends for the board members.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Here at Hunts Point Shipyard, one of the largest artist colonies in the US, we would have all been displaced, and without a place to do our art without the tireless services supplied by STAR.

Primarily a volunteer service, their work has enabled the artists of Hunters Point,. San Francisco to stay in their studios and have a secure place to work as well as giving us the ability to interface with the city of San Francisco as they redevelop this area that was known a toxic waste dump. We have lived and worked through most of the clean up and now find ourselves in a redevelopment that will create a new city around us.

Most of Star's financing has come from the artists themselves, donating art that is sold though a yearly auction.

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see above

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Give them more money to finance their activities.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

The Shipyard Trust for the Arts really provides an amazing opportunity for the public to find local artists with a broad range of talents under a common umbrella. I so much enjoy their open studio events.

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providing me a resource to see the works of bay area artists

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes - what they do works well!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This is an important organization, dedicated to providing artists with affordable space and studio time so that art in our society will continue to flourish. The Arts are important to society and humanity, this organization is dedicated to helping ensure that they have a place to grow and flourish

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Growth of my friends artwork etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

STAR meets and exceeds it's mission to preserve and expand the artist community in San Francisco's Hunter's Point district. STAR has maintained current programs such as the Annual Art Auction & Artist in Residence while creating new programs such as Pass It On & artist studio tours.

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By participating in the art auction, I've seen how the event strengthens the artist and local community and provides much needed funding to the artists.

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STAR is doing well at creating additional programs for the artist's community. I would like to see even more programs develop!

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