Studios Program

Image: Emmanuel Sevilla, Studio 109.

Root Division's Studios Program provides a hub for promising emerging artists to interact, develop new work, and give back to the community. We are currently hosting 31 artists in 22 studios that are offered below market rate in exchange for volunteer service. Each artist contributes 12 hours per month and are able to get involved in any or all of the following areas:


We accept applications on a rolling basis, with the 1st of each month acting as the deadline for the following month's vacancies (i.e. April 1 deadline for May 1 availability). Once you've submitted an application, we will send a notification with our estimated studio availability and a possible follow-up interview with the Artist Selection Committee.  Selected artists are contracted in the Studio Artist Program for a one year commitment.

Please see our Application for full details on how to apply.


Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more in-depth information specifically about our studios and application process.

To visit our space at 1131 Mission Street, we encourage you to stop by during any of our upcoming events. Our Outreach & Program Assistant, Susa Cortez is also available for a short tour of the space and studios during her office hours, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2-6 pm. Space is limited, so please email her at to schedule a meeting time.

For additional questions, please call 415.863.7668 or email