Creative Economies of Belonging Grant Opportunity

This Grant Opportunity is Now Closed.

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Creative Economies Grant Guidelines
Info Webinar Recording
Creative Economies Informational Webinar

Posted: July 13th, 2022 1:28 PM

Last Updated: September 23rd, 2022 8:45 AM

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 grant opportunity.


Informational Webinars have now passed. Please refer to the Info Webinar Recording linked above.

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


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)