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Grant Application period opens December 9

2019-12-09T00:26:42-07:00

Application Period for 2020/2021 Mini-Grants Now Open AOK is accepting applications for our Project Mini-Grants as of December 9, 2019. AOK’s Project Mini-Grants range from $2,500-$5,000 and are available to schools, classroom teachers, independent teaching artists, and arts organizations. The Application Form is now available online. To view programs we have already funded, please review [...]

Crab Fest January 25!

2020-03-27T08:55:23-07:00

Enjoy unlimited crab and wine at AOK’s Annual Crab Feast, January 25.  The event is scheduled for: Date And Time Sat, January 25, 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST Add to Calendar Location Warehouse416 416 26th Street Oakland, CA 94612 View Map We supply everything: all you can eat crab and [...]

Gerbode Foundation donates $30,000

2019-12-09T00:35:35-07:00

AOK is grateful to announce that the Wallace and Alexander Gerbode Foundation was the very first to invest in AOK’s new Arts Justice Initiative! AOK’s Arts Justice Initiative is designed to fund consistent, weekly arts education for every student in Oakland’s most under-resourced public schools. Funding for comprehensive arts education for every student, every week in one [...]

ABCs of AOK Brunch, February 23

2019-02-02T15:48:33-07:00

ABCs of AOK Brunch! Join AOK on Saturday, February 23, for a casual brunch at Sankofa Elementary School to learn about the value of arts education and AOK-funded programs.  Students from Prescott Circus Theatre, Sankofa String Orchestra, and Oakland Youth Chorus perform, and you will even get to make your own art! The event is [...]

Grant Cycle Moves to Dec 1 – Jan 21

2019-06-16T15:37:19-07:00

We are moving our annual grants cycle to better align with OUSD's budget calendar. Our grant cycle for 2019/2020 will open on December 1st, and applications will be due January 21st. Grant recipients will be announced March 1st, 2019. To assist our applicants, we are inviting principals, teachers, artists, parent group leaders, and other arts education organizations to an AOK [...]

“Heart of Oakland Art” Auction, Sept 28

2018-10-13T14:53:09-07:00Tags: , , , |

Join us for our newest event! See our EVENTS page to purchase tickets Arts for Oakland Kids invites you to a new kind of celebration at Warehouse416 in the heart of Uptown, Oakland's famous art district. While you enjoy MUSIC, BEER & WINE, and APPETIZERS from some of our favorite eateries, you'll get to bid on deals from Bay Area [...]

Oliver Ranch Tour, April 15

2018-05-30T12:47:27-07:00Tags: , , |

Oliver Ranch Tour features renowned artists! We're thrilled to announce a new Arts for Oakland Kids Exclusive Event! This spring we'll be hosting a walking tour of the one-of-a-kind Oliver Ranch in Sonoma, CA — home to 18 remarkable site-specific art installations by world-renowned artists such as Ann Hamilton, Andy Goldsworthy, and Robert Stackhouse. The tour length is 2-3 hours and it [...]