Please Review the Complete Grant Guidelines for this Grant Opportunity Linked Above.
For Festivals that will take place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
Application Portal Opens: Monday July 10, 2023 - 10AM PST
Thursday August 31, 2023 - 5PM PST. Late applications will not be accepted.
Neighborhood Voices for Festivals builds belonging in City of Oakland neighborhoods through culturally-engaged festival culture. This grant opportunity amplifies the cultural expressions, stories, and heritage found within Oakland's neighborhoods and their community members who historically have not received equitable investments of resources or recognition.
Festivals supported by this grant opportunity must be in-person Oakland arts and cultural activities that are free and open to the public. This grant is festivals that are one- or multi-day events, that generally occur one time per year, and is not intended to fund ongoing programming. If you are conducting a single standing event, such as a performance or concert, this would not qualify as a festival.
Applications from the following are encouraged:
- Festivals that lift-up the cultural identity of a people or the historical significance of a neighborhood;
- Racial/ethnic-specific communities or other types of communities that are under-recognized or lack visibility in Oakland;
- Festivals in neighborhoods with few formal cultural resources (such as, cultural centers, performance venues, art galleries, cultural education programs, etc.); and
- Partners who are deeply grounded and engaged in the neighborhood where the festival is based.
Organizations that are not primarily arts and/or cultural providers are eligible only if this will be an arts and cultural festival. Individuals, Sporting events, Conferences, Symposiums and Summits are not eligible for this grant opportunity.
For all inquires related to this grant opportunity, please contact Raquel Iglesias at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 238-2212