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Crab Fest January 25!

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 [...]

2019-12-10T14:49:17-07:00

Grant Application period opens December 9

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 [...]

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

Gerbode Foundation donates $30,000

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 [...]

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

Meet our Newest Board Members

Anthony Galace Anthony’s passion for advocacy lies at the nexus of public policy, health equity, and racial justice. He currently serves as the Director of Health Equity with The Greenlining Institute, where he works to improve local and state policies to address racial and ethnic health disparities. Anthony previously served as the Chair of the [...]

2019-12-09T00:36:19-07:00

AOK welcomes new board members

AOK welcomes new board members AOK is happy to announce the appointment of three new members to our board of directors: Carmen Bogan, Diane Dunwoodie, and Lauran Weinmann. The growth of our board brings new opportunities, skills, and leadership to AOK, and strengthens our community ties. Carmen Bogan Carmen is founder and CEO of the Bogan [...]

2019-12-09T00:37:05-07:00

AOK welcomes Executive Director Gwen Loeb

A message from our new Executive Director Gwen Loeb It is an honor to be joining AOK. I am deeply committed to the mission, in part because I want to pay forward the arts education I was privileged to receive throughout my youth. In my art-based preschool, I learned to read music before I could [...]

2019-06-16T15:36:34-07:00

ABCs of AOK Brunch, February 23

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 [...]

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

Grant Cycle Moves to Dec 1 – Jan 21

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 [...]

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

“Heart of Oakland Art” Auction, Sept 28

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 [...]

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