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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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

AOK-inspired Oakland A’s Stomper on display

2018-08-13T20:17:32-07:00Tags: , , |

It being the 50th Anniversary of the Oakland A's, it is only appropriate that Stomper wears a suit and a bow tie. I wanted the illustrative design of his suit to reflect a child-like nature and our mission within Arts For Oakland Kids. Elements were included to highlight whimsical aspects of music, theater, and the [...]

2018-19 program recipients announced

2018-08-12T19:22:25-07:00Tags: , , |

The AOK Board of Directors is thrilled to announce AOK's 2018 grant recipients! Living Jazz at Carl B. Munck Elementary: This popular standards-based music program promotes social justice and cultural awareness through group ensemble singing, rhythm components, and performance opportunities. Oakland Youth Chorus at Oakland SOL Middle School: After-school classes at this new school will teach [...]

Jeff Hall joins AOK Board

2018-08-13T20:27:02-07:00Tags: , |

Jeff Hall joins the AOK Board Arts for Oakland Kids is thrilled to welcome Jeff Hall to our Board of Directors. Oakland has been Jeff’s home for 42 years. He previously worked as a private practice attorney and also served as the Legislative Director for the SF AIDS Foundation. Jeff recently retired from the University of California, [...]

Mayor honors AOK for 20th anniversary

2018-05-21T19:23:18-07:00Tags: |

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf congratulated Arts for Oakland Kids (formerly known as Oakland Fund for the Arts) during its 20th anniversary with an official letter: "Since 1996, Arts for Oakland Kids has raised more than $625,000 in grants for arts education programs in 80 under-served public schools throughout the City," the letter stated. "These [...]