Join our Cultural Incubator to create together with an inspirational community

To create at Gray Area, we offer our Incubator program that helps artists and teams with mentorship and professional support to accelerate and deploy projects for public presentation.

Our cohort of creators represents an interdisciplinary mix of artists, designers, technologists, futurists, and creative entrepreneurs chosen via an annual open call for their experience, vision, and ambition. People at Gray Area are working on everything from new businesses, to ambitious art installations, to provocative experiments in science and urban design.

Creative Development

Our creative development program is designed to help you discover your voice, refine your skills, and build a community-centered creative practice. With support from a cohort of other creators and dedicated mentors, the Incubator program helps artists develop projects for public presentation through monthly peer critique, one on one mentorship sessions, and public presentations and exhibitions to showcase your work.

Our virtual Incubator program provides a supportive environment where asynchronous experiences are paired with real time connection for personalized feedback, mentorship, and support.

Our Space

Since 2015, Gray Area has operated out of the Grand Theater in the Mission District. The incubator space includes: dedicated desks, shared community event space, a kitchenette, bookable conference rooms, a media production lab, and a fabrication lab.


$275 per month Resident fee for a dedicated desk
$1000 per month for a private Studio
Monthly Peer Critique sessions
One on One Mentorship Meetings
Teaching Opportunities and Workshop Participation
24 hour hour workspace access
Free Access to Audio-Visual Equipment Library
Access to on-site woodshop
Open Studio and Artist Salon opportunities for public feedback
Community Showcase Exhibition Opportunity
Free access to Gray Area events
25% off Creative Code Education Workshops
Public Exhibition collaboration during Gray Area events
Marketing Support for exhibitions


2022 Incubator Session 1:
January 10th - July 2nd

2022 Incubator Session 2:
July 11th - January 6th 2022
Check out our Academic Calendar for more details.


Visual Media Arts
Creative Code
Virtual & Augmented Reality
Civic Engagement & Digital Activism
Social Entrepreneurship
Data Science
Sound & Audio
Software/ Hardware


Individual Residents & teams
Proposed piece at intersection of art, design and technology
Must articulate a bold vision of their body of work
Eager to be involved in community
Highly self motivated Residents
Record of artistic accomplishments