Dance. Music. Culture. Community.

Bayview Uncut is a part of several City programs under the umbrella of the Dreamkeeper Initiative. We will have funds for artists and arts organizations to support African American cultural events in the Bayview and Potrero Hill neighborhoods, and support artists  with paid professional development programs.

Right now BVOH has launched Segment One of our Tools of the Trade Artist/Professional Development program, read below for more details of that and also sign up for our Dreamkeeper Initiative email list for more information!

DreamKeeper Mailing List HERE

Tools of the Trade is a workforce development program intended to primarily support Black San Francisco artists in their quest to become financially successful as artists. Bayview Opera House offers practical skill development in many areas that are not easily accessible elsewhere, but are needed to be successful in today's arts eco-system.


Tools of the Trade - Performing Arts

The Tools of the Trade performing arts program is centered around real live productions and events happening at the Bayview Opera House this year.

Tools of the Trade teaches elements of the many different creative and technical skills that are needed for any performing artist’s career, as well as aspiring technical artists, who work behind the scenes to create an environment the performer can shine in. Skills taught over the course of the 3-segment program include, but are not limited to

• Production of complex performances that include many collaborators: artists in different genres, technicians, creative leaders and managers

• The creative thought process , its implementation and manifestation

• Lighting design, lightboard programming and operation

• Live sound, indoors and outdoors

• Sound and video recording of live performances

• Video projection as part of a performance

• Costume and set design

• Event planning and management

• Budgeting for events and performances

• Fundraising for artistic productions

On Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 at 6:00pm connect with BVOH Program Manager Ashley Smiley to learn more about the BVOH Tools for the Trade program and learn some tips for submitting your application.


Local Food Pantries

Mondays at Bayview Opera House 
4705 3rd Street, SF, CA, 94124
9:00am - 1:00pm 
Registration required. Register onsite the day of. 


COVID Testing

Mondays and  Thursdays at Bayview Opera House 
Department of Public Health
4705 3rd Street, SF, CA, 94124
9:00am - 3:30pm
No appointments, no insurance required, no fees. PCR Test. Results typically in 24-36 hours.

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Programs at the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre are made possible by:
San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Invest in Neighborhoods, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Arts Council,  the Nicholson Family Foundation and many other generous donors.

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4705 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94124