Summer of Love Art Auction

Imagine: you can get urgently needed arts education to the students of Oakland, and support the artists and arts organizations hit hardest by the shutdown. All you need is love—for your walls! 100% of proceeds from this auction will fund grants for arts education in Oakland’s most under-resourced public schools. We have [...]

2020-09-02T12:59:37-07:00

Youth Arts Contest

13-year-old Oakland artist reading from her new collection of poems, This World is Going to Change at the Chapter 510 Annual Children’s Summer Book Fair. Youth Arts Contest On October 24, Arts for Oakland Kids will be hosting the Made In Oakland Art-a-Thon. During this telethon style online event, celebrities and dignitaries will [...]

2020-08-20T11:46:33-07:00

Truth, Justice, and Reparations: AOK June Newsletter

Truth, Justice, and Reparations: AOK June Newsletter We hope this finds you all well. As instigators and participants in the vital anti-racist work that must be done, the Board and staff of AOK are dedicating this newsletter to a more in-depth look at: Truth as an Opportunity, the 4 Pillars of Transitional Justice, Arts Education as Reparations, and AOK's Arts Justice Initiative. Thank you for [...]

2020-08-15T16:09:59-07:00

AOK Online Art Auction: May 7-22

Tired of staring at your home’s same old walls during this shelter-in-place? Here’s your chance to give those walls some love while also supporting arts education in Oakland. AOK invites you to participate in our first online art auction, benefitting the artists and organizations that provide arts education in Oakland’s most financially [...]

2020-05-07T04:23:08-07:00

Announcing Our 2020-2021 Project Mini-Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to this year's Arts for Oakland Kids Project Mini-Grant recipients! We extend our heartfelt gratitude and admiration to the tireless, brilliant artists and organizations that reach Oakland's kids every day with life changing arts education. Thank you for all that you do in this world! Your contributions help [...]

2020-05-07T04:43:59-07:00

Thank You to our Crab Fest Sponsors!

We want to extend a special thanks to our wonderful Crab Fest sponsors, L'Objet Wines and Firebrand Artisan Breads! By donating their wines and breads, a greater percentage of our ticket sales could go directly to arts education. We heartily recommend both of these businesses because their products are delicious and [...]

2020-05-07T05:20:27-07:00

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 [...]

2020-04-27T10:44:22-07:00

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 [...]

2020-04-27T10:42:28-07:00

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
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