About Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is a nonprofit cultural center operating within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  The Center hosts over 1.2 million visitors attending a lively mix of arts, educational and cultural programming on San Francisco’s northern waterfront.  As part of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s commitment to supporting San Francisco’s artistic community, the Center provides approximately $2.5 in annual grants to local arts organizations.  These grants allow groups to produce diverse and innovative works at the historic campus.

In addition to the thousands of events that occur each year on campus, the Center hosts nearly two dozen non-profit and arts organizations as permanent residents.  These Residents receive annual support from the Center, allowing them to focus on producing original artistic programming and aiding local artists. Current Residents include the Pulitzer Prize winning Magic Theatre, City College’s Art Campus, BATS Improv, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and the internationally acclaimed, Greens Restaurant.

A pioneer in the reuse of historic military bases, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture has been honored by the California Preservation Foundation for its efforts preserving the historic San Francisco Port of Embarkation.

The Golden Gate National Parks

With more than 15 million annual visitors, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is the most visited National Park in the United States. Established in 1972, the Park includes Alcatraz, Muir Woods and the Marin Headlands in addition to Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.