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 be performing original works created by Oakland students.
Until August 31 we are holding a Youth Arts Contest to find the original works of writing, music, and dance that the celebrities will perform!
When winning submissions are associated with a specific arts organization or classroom on the submission form, that program will receive $1,000. With 6 winners being chosen, each program has the chance to win up to $6,000.
Contest details, information on prizes, and a link to the submission form are included below. All submissions are due online by August 31, 2020 before 8pm.
100% of proceeds from the event will fund grants to Bay Area arts organizations and teaching artists who provide arts education in Oakland’s schools.
If you are an Oakland student aged 4-18, you know a youth artist that might like to participate, or you have works by Oakland youth artists that you would like to submit, please see the guidelines below and share this information.
We can’t wait to see all of your brilliant works!
Arts programs will receive:
- $1,000 per winning submission
Entries can be made by the artist or by an arts organization, teacher, or school on behalf of the artist. When an organization or program is associated with the submission, that program will receive $1,000 per winning entry.
Winning artists will receive:
- A new Chromebook computer;
- The opportunity to have their dance, writing, or music performed by well known celebrities and personalities;
- The opportunity to have their visual art featured in a professionally designed and branded campaign;
- A free ticket for them and their family to attend the virtual event where their work will be performed.
When possible, winning artists will also have the chance to meet their celebrity performer via Zoom.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact email@example.com. Thank you for helping us create a fun, unique, and successful Made In Oakland event to support arts education in Oakland public schools!