Networks of Care: Teaching Artist Support Grants

This grant opportunity is now closed.

Access Guidelines
Networks of Care: Teaching Artist Support Grant Guidelines
Webinar Recording
Information Webinar
Networks of Care: Teaching Artist Support Grants Image

Posted: January 11th, 2024 2:52 PM

Last Updated: February 28th, 2024 10:10 AM

Image Credit: Oaktown Jazz Workshops’ combo performing at Oaktown Jazz®. Photo © 2022 David De Hart

Grant Program Overview

Application Deadline: Thursday February 22, 2024 - 5PM PST. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Networks of Care: Teaching Artist Support grant opportunity will provide organizations funding for Teaching Artists conducting arts instruction for Oakland youth. The program will award grants of $10,000 to Oakland-based non-profit organizations to supplement current Teaching Artist salaries, and/or provide them with professional development opportunities to advance how we care for ourselves, and one another.

Teaching Artists play an essential role in the fabric of our cultural community - fostering and exposing Oaklanders of all ages and backgrounds to the power of art. And in our current climate, Teaching Artists support the healing, safety and development of our young people – many of whom are continuing to struggle with the effects and collective trauma inflicted by the pandemic.

In alignment with the City of Oakland’s Cultural Plan “Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development Plan,” and the City’s Cultural Funding Program, this grant program will provide limited resources to supplement current Teaching Artists salaries and/or professional development opportunities to organizations conducting arts instruction for Oakland youth.

For more information on the City of Oakland’s Cultural Plan, visit:

Informational Webinars

Informational webinars have now concluded. A recording of the webinar can be found here.

Program Timeline

Application Portal Opens: Wednesday January 17, 2024, 10:00AM PST
Application Informational Sessions via Zoom:
January 31 & February 6, 2024
Applications Due:
Thursday February 22, 2024 5:00PM PST
Public Panel Deliberations:
Thursday March 28, 2024
Life Enrichment Committee Review:
May 14, 2024 (tentative)
City Council Approval & Review
: May 21, 2024 (tentative)
Grant Agreements Sent to Grantee for Completion
: June 2024 (tentative)
Grant Checks Processed:
August 2024 (TBD: 6+ weeks after completed grant agreement is received)

For all inquires related to this grant opportunity, please contact Raquel Iglesias at or call (510) 238-2212