The Creative Economies of Belonging: Jobs, Networks, Catalysts grant opportunity will provide funding support for teaching artist positions that were furloughed or eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will award grants in set amounts of $20,000 to Oakland-based non-profit organizations to re-hire and rebuild jobs for teaching artists that foster social cohesion and civic belonging.
Please note: Individual artists, schools, for-profit entities and fiscally sponsored projects are ineligible for this
To answer our community’s questions about this grant opportunity, we will be holding two informational webinars via Zoom.
- Thursday, August 18, 2022, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
- Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
To receive zoom information, please RSVP for the Webinar here: https://forms.gle/sxmmeYW96CDebRU78
Application Portal Opens: Monday July 25, 2022, 10:00AM
Application Informational Sessions via Zoom: August 18, 2022 & August 23, 2022
Applications Due: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5PM
Public Panel Deliberations: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Funding Advisory Committee Review: December 7, 2022 (tentative)
Life Enrichment Committee Review: January 23, 2023 (tentative)
City Council Approval & Review: February 7, 2023 (tentative)
Grant Agreements Sent to Grantee for Completion: February, 2023 (tentative)
Grant Checks Processed: March 2023 (TBD: 6+ weeks after completed grant agreement is received)