i have gone to numerous shows here as well as partaken in some and i think that this group of artistic people is the bees knees. they help the community as well as support local artists and causes. i love all that they do and continue to do and i hope they do more of it forever! i especially love the fact that the artists they showcase are required to give back to the community in return for space there. what a GREAT concept!
I interned over the summer and would intern there again. I was able to teach an after school program at a middle school through the gallery, as well as learn some of the ropes on running a non-profit art gallery. It provides a great service to the San Francisco arts community, experience for artists (when I had none in teaching or the general art gallery world), cheap studio space, and awesome shows like Taste, and New Growth (students art exhibit). The location and hours are very open to the public and the classes are great!
Root Division is a place I look for inspiration, listen for the artist's wisdom, feel hope in the creative process of assimilating the challenges of our world today. I am impressed by their diversity, personal touch, generosity to the public, and invitation to cross the routine borders of our minds.
Root Division is very supportive environment for emerging artists, offering studio space and exhibition and teaching opportunities. Also great for audiences as they offer open enrollment classes and frequent public events.
I've known the Root Division folks since the very beginning. They founded the organization with the question, "What do artists need to maintain their practices and contribute to the larger community?" The answer? Artists need reasonably priced studio space, opportunities to exhibit their work and teaching experience. Root Division's model provides these three things to artists. But the real beauty is that the artists also "give back"--through teaching in under-served schools, adult education, and a myriad of events and diverse exhibitions. Root division is true to its mission. It's a great organization.
I'm an intern at Root Division, and what I've been most impressed with is how accessible the staff is, especially given that they're modern and have pretty big openings. And the idea of giving artists cheap studio space in exchange for giving back to the community is a really nice idea. *This review was collected during a site visit to Root Division's 3 Minute Film Festival and entered by GreatNonprofits staff on behalf of the reviewer
I volunteer here because my friend, Rachael, is affiliated with Root Division and I help out with the shows and the openings. I also send friends to take classes. *This review was collected during a site visit to Root Division's 3 Minute Film Festival and entered by GreatNonprofits staff on behalf of the reviewer
I've worked a lot with nonprofits and community organizations and communal organizations, so I'm always drawn to them and you get to be a part of something. Plus I just graduated from grad school so I was kind of looking for a community, and Root Division is a good transition. Also, if you have your own studio sometimes you're a little isolated--here there are always people milling around, so there's the opportunity for a lot of interaction. *This review was collected during a site visit to Root Division's 3 Minute Film Festival and entered by GreatNonprofits staff on behalf of the reviewer
I just recently graduated and needed to find an artist community and a space to work in. Root Division was a place that provided both. It also provided teaching experience, which I don't think I would have otherwise had. It's been really great, I've learned a lot and met a lot of fellow artists. It's a really good organization that supports both the artists and the community--we teach youth and adults and it's about including the community. *This review was collected during a site visit to Root Division's 3 Minute Film Festival and entered by GreatNonprofits staff on behalf of the reviewer