A Laboratory of Artistic Collaboration

A Laboratory of Artistic Collaboration

Transformative Coaching

What is the energy that you are bringing into the results you are getting?


Our coaching is similar to life coaching but focuses more specifically on creative work.

As creativity coaches, we support people in developing and expanding their artistic and humanistic talents. We have coached artists, writers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and other creative souls to move and take action toward achieving their creative goals.

Through coaching, we support and create a container that supports a creative person in stepping back when needed, seeing the big picture, growing, and to developing their own skills. Coaching can help creatives better understand their stopping points, and become more aware of natural perceptions, beliefs, habits, attitudes, behaviors, and competencies, values that impact their creativity.

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Rates: $100 - $175 per hour - 6 and 8 Session Packages


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Arturo Méndez

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Arturo Méndez is an arts producer, curator, and community organizer, advancing cultural equity in SF for the last 8 years. Founder of community projects including Arts.Co.Lab, La Diáspora Festival, and Urban Prophets Illustrated. 

Recipient of fellowships with the Advocacy Leadership Institute ‘20-’23, the Intercultural Leadership Institute ‘22, NALAC’s Leadership Institute ‘21, the Emerging Arts Professionals SF/BA ‘19, and Seeding Reciprocity with the SFAC ‘20. 

His work centers on cultural equity by creating art and producing platforms that showcase narratives outside the mainstream and advocate for institutional policies and practices that center the voices of people from under-resourced communities.

“Culture is an essential tool to pursue dignity for all people”

 “La Cultura es una herramienta indispensable para la Dignidad de los Pueblos”.

Therese Davis

Therese Davis (Mo. Cheeskos) is an SF Bay Area Social Practice Artist, Administrator, Creative and Life Coach, Social Media Specialist, Event Planning Specialist, and Marketing Specialist Contractor. She is the founder of the San Francisco Songbird Festival and co-founder of Arts.Co.lab.   She was a Queer Rebel Resident Artist for 2022, a Co-Creator of the Immigrant Artist Network, and a Fellow and Mentor at the San Francisco Emerging Artist Professionals Program. In addition, she is a Leadership Development Coordinator, focusing on professional and individual development. 

She is invested in healing-centered practices, restorative justice, culture- and diversity-affirming activities, and training for the community. She supports leveling up, so artists and change makers can become part of the conversation moving justice forward. Her political focus is centered on human rights, fair housing, food, and social justice. As an activist, she explores the troubling persistence of the prison-industrial complex and its impact on communities of color.


This is an intensive program intended for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs that are ready to take their practice to the next level by committing weekly to: 

Participating actively in 7 Training Sessions​

Schedule and honor 6 1-hour Individual Coaching Sessions​

Nurturing the connections created in the space - Support Buddy tool​

At least 1 hour of writing, and 1 hour of independent study a week​

Additionally: Participate in Co-working Sessions​


All our sessions are held on Zoom on SATURDAYS, 10:00 AM – 12:3O PM. We also will be holding space for three coworking sessions,  Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm where artists receive peer review and hold space for the final submission of their applications:

Training Sessions on Saturdays - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (PST)
Session #1September 16
Session #2September 23
Session #3September 30
Session #4October 7
Session #5October 14
Session #6October 21
Plus 3 Co-Working Sessions on Thursdays
- July 20, July 27, August / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

This program’s success is our curriculum developed based on existing grants (SFAC, CAC, DCA, and others) as a template for artists to develop their projects. The materials developed during this process become the baseline for artists to apply for grants, residencies, fellowships, and sponsorships developing your collateral such as:


Is a total of 30 hours of dedicated personal and professional development with Transformative Grant Writing. 

Training Sessions (2.5 hrs)

7 sessions (17.5 hrs)

Coworking Sessions (2 hrs)

3 Sessions (6 hrs

Coaching Sessions (1 hr)

6 Sessions (6 hrs)


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Sliding Scale

$750 to $1400

Dependent on your income level.

Initial Payment


Due upon acceptance to confirm your participation.

We want artists who would traditionally don’t have access to grant writing training to participate in our program. We can support participants in creating financial clarity and applying for funds that can help pave the way to accessibility and participation. 

Individual artists in California may be eligible to apply for a Professional Development Fund to cover a portion of the cost of this course.


Our amazing community of art enthusiasts has shared their experiences with us, and we couldn’t be more grateful!

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Arts.Co.Lab is a BIPOC led and centered space and everyone who can commit to the required commitments is encouraged to apply.

Go to our Calendly, and schedule a 30-minute exploratory call:

We are committed to supporting artists in getting through the bureaucracy of the system, we are looking forward to supporting your vision, let’s talk!