Neighborhood Voices for Festivals: Neighborhood Voices for Festivals builds belonging in City of Oakland neighborhoods through culturally-engaged festival culture. Festivals, including small-scale and first-time festivals to large scale and established festivals, are defined as a wide variety of in-person Oakland events that are free and always open to the public. This grant opportunity funds Oakland organizations conducting festivals aimed at fostering community resilience and creative well-being within Oakland's neighborhoods and their community members who historically have not received equitable investments of resources or recognition.
Neighborhood Voices for Organization Programs: Neighborhood Voices for Organization Programs builds belonging within the dynamic neighborhoods of the City of Oakland by supporting culturally-engaging efforts to bring our city's community members together to foster cohesion. This grant opportunity encourages applications from Oakland-based cultural community builders that are focused on enhancing neighborhood vibrancy and community cohesion. Applications must be for re-occuring arts and cultural programs that have been in place for at least two years at the applying organization.
Neighborhood Voices for Individual Artist Projects: Neighborhood Voices for Individual Artist Projects seeks applications from Oakland artists and cultural practitioners seeking to engage Oakland-based community builders to develop neighborhood vibrancy and cohesion that culminates in a local, public outcome for the benefit of the community.
Organizational Assistance Program (two-year cycle)
The Organizational Assistance Program (OAP) supports Oakland-based 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organizations producing ongoing art and cultural activities that may include, but are not limited to, performances in dance, music or theater, classes and workshops, and exhibits, for the benefit of the community. The OAP is designed to promote the health and stabilization of Oakland’s nonprofit arts and culture providers. Note on Eligibility: The applying organizations must arts and culture focused organizations and have received funding from the Cultural Funding Program for at least two of the last four years in any of the following categories: Organizational Assistance, Neighborhood Voices for Organization Projects, or Neighborhood Voices for Festivals.
- This grant opportunity is closed. FY23-24 Guidelines & Application expected to be released in Summer 2023.