Nov 29, 2018

Two Pilot Cultural Funding Initiatives Launched

Applications for Cultural Strategists-in-Government, Neighborhood Voices being accepted through Jan. 7

As part of the first steps in implementing the new Cultural Plan, the City of Oakland announced two new pilot Cultural Funding initiatives today that will advance cultural equity, belonging and well-being for all the communities of Oakland. Both initiatives are accepting application through January 7, 2019. Details and links to the online applications can be found at http://bit.ly/PilotInitiatives.

Oct 11, 2018

City of Oakland Welcomes Three FUSE Fellows

The City of Oakland welcomes three FUSE Fellows for a 12-month engagement that runs through September 2019. These executive-level fellows will be embedded in the Mayor’s Office, the Economic & Workforce Development Department, and the Planning & Building Department. Working alongside City leaders and staff, the fellows will bring new approaches, diverse perspectives, community-based solutions and added capacity to tackle pressing challenges around equitable access to City services, economic growth and education.

Sep 17, 2018

City Releases First Cultural Plan in 30 Years

On September 17, 2018, the City of Oakland released a new Cultural Plan, its first in thirty years. Titled “Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development Plan,” the document provides a roadmap to support and lift up the role of culture in building a just and equitable city – so that every Oaklander in every neighborhood has access to cultural amenities.

May 11, 2018

Moms, Grads & Dads Promotion Encourages Shopping Local to Find Unique Gifts, Grow Oakland Economy

The Moms, Grads and Dads promotion has been launched to encourage Oaklanders to shop at Oakland stores for unique gifts for Mother’s Day, graduates and Father’s Day. The promotion brings together a new online small business directory of Oakland retailers by Main Street Launch with Oakland Grown’s concierge service and motivates participation with a shopping selfie contest featuring a grand prize of airfare to Oakland, hotel, meals and more provided by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oakland.