Become an Incubator Member in a thriving community


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 included: dedicated desks, shared community event space, a kitchenette, bookable conference rooms, a media production lab, and a fabrication lab.

With health and public safety conditions due to Covid-19 in mind, our shared workspace is temporarily closed.


$275 per month membership 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


2021 Incubator Session 2:
July 5th - January 4th 2022

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

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 members & 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 members
Record of artistic accomplishments

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