Call for Artists

photo of a bus shelter with tenant rights poster on it

Poster by Kayan Cheung-Miaw for 2017 SFADC Bus Ad Campaign

The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition ( is looking for local artists to work with us in creating a series of know-your-rights ads for San Francisco renters. The ads will be in 5 languages and featured on buses or bus shelters across the city with the goal of preventing evictions and displacement.  Selected artists will be paired with local tenant rights groups to develop graphics as part of a tenant education campaign that supports the coalition’s ongoing work.

We are looking for illustrators to produce work that will empower tenants and represent the diverse communities that are fighting to keep San Francisco as their home. We want to develop strong images that make the complex web of tenant protections feel more accessible and transparent to San Francisco renters.  We want this campaign to empower tenants to stay in their homes, uplift the value of rooted, stable communities, and remind those at risk of displacement that they are not alone.

If you are selected, we will work with you to finalize a proposal and pair your work with text from our larger public education campaign. Completed work due April 30th. Selected artists will be compensated $ 2,000 for the finished product

Deadline to submit proposal: Friday March 1, 2019

To apply, please send up to 5 samples of your art, the medium you plan to work in, and a short description of your investment in tenant rights work to Include “Call for Artists” in the subject line.


ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO ANTI-DISPLACEMENT COALITION: SFADC is a group of tenant organizations and allies who have been organizing against the soaring evictions and rent increases that have resulted in the displacement of thousands of San Franciscans. We believe that real estate speculation destabilizes neighborhoods, communities and economies, and that the future of San Francisco as a culturally diverse, vibrant and creative city depends on its capacity to protect tenants from displacement and neighborhoods from losing their character.

The coalition is especially interested in working with artists who have been or are part of communities that have been targeted by displacement and evictions. See past collaborations between SFADC and local artists here:




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