Alameda County Arts Commission

Alameda County Arts Commission Art Inspiring Community The Alameda County Arts Commission (ACAC) is a division of County of Alameda. This civic organization was established in 1965 by ordinance of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

The Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors concerning the arts and cultural environment in the County. The cities and communities of Alameda County include Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union City, and other unincorporated areas.

BERKELEY ART WORKS PROJECTS Artists, performers, and community members may apply for grant funding for temporary creativ...
06/16/2021
Berkeley Art Works Projects - City of Berkeley, CA

BERKELEY ART WORKS PROJECTS
Artists, performers, and community members may apply for grant funding for temporary creative projects throughout Berkeley that bolster collective resilience and recovery from the effects of COVID-19. Applications for any project idea that both fits one of the program themes and complies with City Health Orders to ensure social distancing and community health and safety will be accepted. Funded art projects must take place within the City of Berkeley, should be available to the public, have no infrastructural impact, and be easily reversible or removable. All funded applicants will be required to supply documentation of the completed artwork project. There is no deadline to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and projects will be unveiled throughout the city on a rolling basis until the $200,000 allocated for this program is exhausted. https://www.cityofberkeley.info/City_Manager/Civic_Arts/Berkeley_Art_Works_Projects.aspx

Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services ar...

The Alameda County Arts Commission is partnering with Alameda County Library to present “Story of My Life: Art Journalin...
06/15/2021

The Alameda County Arts Commission is partnering with Alameda County Library to present “Story of My Life: Art Journaling for Adults and Teens,” a series of four workshops beginning Wed, June 16. Join us to try easy, fun techniques to express the story of our daily life using the materials we have around us. For more info and to register, visit: bit.ly/ACLMiniBooks

The Alameda County Arts Commission is partnering with Alameda County Library to present “Story of My Life: Art Journaling for Adults and Teens,” a series of four workshops beginning Wed, June 16. Join us to try easy, fun techniques to express the story of our daily life using the materials we have around us. For more info and to register, visit: bit.ly/ACLMiniBooks

06/14/2021
www.oaklandculturalarts.org

The City of Oakland announced that applications will be available on Tuesday, June 15 for its 2021-2022 Cultural Funding Program grants supporting arts and cultural activities in three separate project categories:

Neighborhood Voices Individual Artist Projects
Neighborhood Voices Organization Projects
Organizational Assistance (general operating support)

All applicants must be Oakland-based, and all arts activities must be presented in Oakland between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Interested artists and nonprofit organizations may access the grant guidelines and application forms at www.oaklandculturalarts.org. The application submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Public Art Opportunity from City of Fremont, CA GovernmentThe City of Fremont is seeking artist qualifications for the c...
06/08/2021
CaFE Event Information - City of Fremont: Public Artwork for Outdoor Plaza (Warm Springs Plaza)

Public Art Opportunity from City of Fremont, CA Government
The City of Fremont is seeking artist qualifications for the commission of an engaging and permanent public art installation within the under-construction Warm Springs Plaza in the Warm Springs Innovation District. Opportunity open to professional artists nationwide. Project budget, including design, fabrication, storage, transportation, and installation, is up to $600,000. Application deadline: Monday, June 28. www.Fremont.gov/WarmSpringsPlazaArt

Read more about City of Fremont: Public Artwork for Outdoor Plaza (Warm Springs Plaza) on CaFE

Alameda County Update: Beyond the Blueprint for the Visual & Performing ArtsFREE WEBINAR: Wednesday, June 16, 1:00 pmOn ...
06/08/2021

Alameda County Update: Beyond the Blueprint for the Visual & Performing Arts
FREE WEBINAR: Wednesday, June 16, 1:00 pm
On June 15th, the State of California plans to fully reopen the economy by lifting capacity and physical distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities. Governor Newsom is expected to release major updates about the guidelines in mid-June. Join the Alameda County Public Health Department for a free online webinar event—on Wednesday, June 16th at 1:00 pm—to learn how these new developments will impact the visual and performing arts. To register, please visit: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ei20c11g0031352a&oseq=&c=&ch=

Alameda County Update: Beyond the Blueprint for the Visual & Performing Arts
FREE WEBINAR: Wednesday, June 16, 1:00 pm
On June 15th, the State of California plans to fully reopen the economy by lifting capacity and physical distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities. Governor Newsom is expected to release major updates about the guidelines in mid-June. Join the Alameda County Public Health Department for a free online webinar event—on Wednesday, June 16th at 1:00 pm—to learn how these new developments will impact the visual and performing arts. To register, please visit: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ei20c11g0031352a&oseq=&c=&ch=

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to announce the release of a new Public Art Guide for Castro Valley. The g...
06/01/2021

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to announce the release of a new Public Art Guide for Castro Valley. The guide includes information about the new Art Banners along Castro Valley Boulevard and the Utility Box Art Program as well as other public art projects throughout the community. To access the Castro Valley Public Art Guide, visit the Alameda County Arts Commission’s website and search under the "What's New" tab or click on the link:https://www.acgov.org/arts/pdfs/ACAC_CVPublicArtGuide_FV.pdf

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to announce the release of a new Public Art Guide for Castro Valley. The guide includes information about the new Art Banners along Castro Valley Boulevard and the Utility Box Art Program as well as other public art projects throughout the community. To access the Castro Valley Public Art Guide, visit the Alameda County Arts Commission’s website and search under the "What's New" tab or click on the link:https://www.acgov.org/arts/pdfs/ACAC_CVPublicArtGuide_FV.pdf

Relief & Recovery Grants Application Available
06/01/2021
Relief & Recovery Grants Application Available

Relief & Recovery Grants Application Available

The California Humanities Relief and Recovery Grants application is now open. Apply here. Join the Relief and Recovery grants webinar this Wednesday, June 2 from 11 am - 12 pm to learn more about the intent of these programs, eligibility requirements, and how to apply. Register for the webinar ...

Help is here for income eligible renters and landlords who need financial assistance with unpaid rent and utilities. Vis...
05/27/2021

Help is here for income eligible renters and landlords who need financial assistance with unpaid rent and utilities. Visit https://housingiskey.com to check eligibility and apply. You can also call the State Hotline to request individual assistance - 833-430-2122 or reach out to Northern California Land Trust staff by phone 510-548-7878, option 2 or email [email protected].
#HousingIsKey #CARentRelief #COVID19

2021 East Bay Innovation Awards – Arts & Culture CategoryNominations close Fri. 5/28You are invited to submit informatio...
05/24/2021

2021 East Bay Innovation Awards – Arts & Culture Category
Nominations close Fri. 5/28
You are invited to submit information about your organization! The Arts & Culture Category includes but is not limited to, visual, performing, written/spoken word, and media arts. Every year the East Bay EDA receives hundreds of nominations from innovative East Bay organizations competing for the top honor in ten competitive categories including Arts & Culture!

The East Bay is a world-class leader when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship. Often referred to as the “Academy Awards of the East Bay,” the East Bay Innovation Awards is the premiere program of its kind that celebrates and honors the extraordinary companies and organizations that contribute to the East Bay’s legacy of innovation and unique assets. The 9th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards will be hosted by Scott McGrew of NBC Bay Area on October 14, 2021. To nominate an organization, visit: https://eastbayeda.org/innovation-awards/

2021 East Bay Innovation Awards – Arts & Culture Category
Nominations close Fri. 5/28
You are invited to submit information about your organization! The Arts & Culture Category includes but is not limited to, visual, performing, written/spoken word, and media arts. Every year the East Bay EDA receives hundreds of nominations from innovative East Bay organizations competing for the top honor in ten competitive categories including Arts & Culture!

The East Bay is a world-class leader when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship. Often referred to as the “Academy Awards of the East Bay,” the East Bay Innovation Awards is the premiere program of its kind that celebrates and honors the extraordinary companies and organizations that contribute to the East Bay’s legacy of innovation and unique assets. The 9th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards will be hosted by Scott McGrew of NBC Bay Area on October 14, 2021. To nominate an organization, visit: https://eastbayeda.org/innovation-awards/

DEADLINE EXTENDED! OPEN CALL: Prequalified Artist Pool 2021/2023Application Deadline (Extended!): June 1, 2021 at 11:59 ...
05/24/2021
City of Palo Alto Public Art Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

OPEN CALL: Prequalified Artist Pool 2021/2023
Application Deadline (Extended!): June 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST)
SUMMARY: The Palo Alto Public Art Program is now inviting artists and artist teams working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches, in all stages of their career, to submit qualifications for the 2021-2023 Prequalified Artist Pool for upcoming public art opportunities. A list of eligible artists selected for the Prequalified Pool will be used by staff to recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art opportunities in 2021-2023. Artists invited to be part of the Prequalified Pool will be selected based on relevance of their previous experience.
BUDGET: Budgets for permanently sited work will range from $30,000 to approximately $600,000+. The project budgets are all inclusive. Temporary public art budgets vary depending on the individual opportunity and may range from $3,000 to $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The call is open to all practicing artists, artist teams, and visual arts professionals at least 18 years of age who reside in the United States and territories (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa), as well as international artists with a legal authorization to work in the United States. Local artists residing in the Northern California Bay Area Region are strongly encouraged to apply and may be given preference for projects with limited budgets.
Applications are accepted via: https://cpapublicart.slideroom.com/
Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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05/21/2021

TOWN HALL ALERT!

Calling Oakland Artists & Cultural Workers! NOW is our chance to secure resources for our communities. Join us Tues. May 25th, 5:30-7:30 PM for a virtual town hall discussing strategies to affect Oakland’s proposed 2-year budget.

After a devastating year of pandemic, race-based violence and economic inequities, Oakland's diverse artists and cultural sector are what's needed to rebuild our sense of community and to help us heal. The City’s budget will go before the city council for a final vote in June. How can artists come together to make sure that all of us come back stronger by supporting what makes Oakland Oakland?

ASL interpretation will be provided and the event will be streamed to YouTube and Facebook. Register at: bit.ly/ArtistsInAction

FEATURING:
@kevchoice, Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission
@msryannicole of @_1haven_
@michellemushlee, Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission
@wordslanger of @bambdcdc and Refund Coalition
@elijahbefgrace of @oakland.rising
@favianna1 of @culturalpower
James Burch of @antipoliceterrorproject & Defund Police Coalition
Shanna Bowie & Ben Lee of Refund Oakland Arts, Defund OPD
Indi McCasey of @artsedalliance
….and more….

This event is produced by @culturestrike + Oakland's Cultural Affairs Commission + @castsf

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05/18/2021

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Today we launched the Performing Arts Acquisition Fund, a grant program funded by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The program will fund organizations that practice and perform artistic and cultural forms of creative activity, expression, preservation, and healing in the 10-county Bay Area, including Santa Cruz.

Visit the website for more information on application process, FAQ, eligibility, and informational webinars. bit.ly/PAAFBay

05/13/2021

Minnesota Street Project announces ‘The Ambiguities of Blackness,’ the first of five exhibitions by the inaugural grantees of the California Black Voices Project, presented by the Foundation. Curated by Dr. Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, ‘The Ambiguities of Blackness’ examines who and whatdefines “Black art.” The answer’s complexity is central to the exhibition, and considered by the seven participating artists: April Banks, Lavialle Campbell, Karen Hampton, Raymond Holbert, DavidHuffman, Lauren McIntosh, and Lezley Saar. ‘The Ambiguities of Blackness’ will be free and open to the public at 1275 Minnesota Street Project, in the Atrium. The exhibition will also be presented on Adjacent, the Project’s virtual space for art. On view May 1 –June 12, 2021. No appointments necessary. #MSPFoundation #AOB #CaliforniaBlackVoicesProject

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05/07/2021

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Now introducing: Belonging in Oakland 💛

The Just City Cultural Fund will support Oakland-based, civically-engaged, BIPOC artists/cultural practitioners to work with the communities they are rooted in to co-create a project driven by their vision of a just society that centers the perspectives of those who have borne the brunt of systemic racism and social and economic inequality.

🌟 Visit https://www.ebcf.org/a-just-city-cultural-fund/ for more details and eligibility requirements.

In partnership with Akonadi Foundation and The City of Oakland.

The Alameda County Arts Commission proudly presents an online exhibition featuring artworks from the members of the Afri...
05/07/2021

The Alameda County Arts Commission proudly presents an online exhibition featuring artworks from the members of the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland (AAQGO). This exhibition celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the AAQGO.
"We honor the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland on their 20th Anniversary. The Quilt Guild is an important Oakland-based arts organization focused on the preservation and continuation of the art of quilting and its role in African-American culture. Thank you for celebrating Black art and artists, spreading joy and stories through your artworks, and for uplifting Alameda County.”
– Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, and President of the Alameda County BOS
To view the exhibition, click on the following link: https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/exhibitions.html

The Alameda County Arts Commission proudly presents an online exhibition featuring artworks from the members of the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland (AAQGO). This exhibition celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the AAQGO.
"We honor the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland on their 20th Anniversary. The Quilt Guild is an important Oakland-based arts organization focused on the preservation and continuation of the art of quilting and its role in African-American culture. Thank you for celebrating Black art and artists, spreading joy and stories through your artworks, and for uplifting Alameda County.”
– Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, and President of the Alameda County BOS
To view the exhibition, click on the following link: https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/exhibitions.html

The deadline to submit nominations to the 2021 Arts Leadership Awards Program is May 14! We invite community members to ...
05/07/2021

The deadline to submit nominations to the 2021 Arts Leadership Awards Program is May 14! We invite community members to nominate an individual who deserves to be recognized for their important work in the Alameda County arts community! This annual program enables the Alameda County Arts Commission to recognize five individuals, one from each of the five districts of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, for their outstanding achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and the residents of Alameda County. To view the online submission form, read the nomination instructions, and to nominate an individual in your community, please visit https://www.research.net/r/2021ArtsLeadership

The deadline to submit nominations to the 2021 Arts Leadership Awards Program is May 14! We invite community members to nominate an individual who deserves to be recognized for their important work in the Alameda County arts community! This annual program enables the Alameda County Arts Commission to recognize five individuals, one from each of the five districts of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, for their outstanding achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and the residents of Alameda County. To view the online submission form, read the nomination instructions, and to nominate an individual in your community, please visit https://www.research.net/r/2021ArtsLeadership

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Oakland, CA
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The Arts Commission is comprised of fifteen citizens (three from each of the five districts of Alameda County) appointed by the Board of Supervisors and seven ex-officio members representing three major County departments and four leading Alameda County educational and cultural institutions. The Alameda County Arts Commission supports all art forms such as music, dance, visual arts, literature, theater, film and video, traditional crafts and folk arts, and new media.

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I am representing the Visual Arts in Alameda County...(Fremont, CA). Please lend your support and cast your vote for my piece, "I Love You Rainbow World" as a commentary on the COVID!9 global pandemic situation we are all in. Thank you so much for your support! =)
Is there any way we can get an interpretation of the new loosened rules regarding re-opening art galleries in Berkeley? Please reply to FourthStreetFineArt.com.
Artist Residency applications now open! This is a wonderful opportunity to have the time and space to create, in a place of historical significance. Apply today, www.pondfarmpottery.com
Submission Deadline: May 20, 2019 Alameda County Arts Commission invites community members to submit nominations for the 2019 Arts Leadership Awards Program. www.acgov.org/arts/awards This annual program enables the Alameda County Arts Commission to recognize five individuals, one from each of the five districts of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, for their outstanding achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and the residents of Alameda County. Award recipients will be presented to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors by the Arts Commission. Nominees must be residents of Alameda County and involved in an arts discipline including, but not limited to, music, dance, visual arts, literature, theater, film and video, traditional crafts and folk arts, and new media. Nominees must be affiliated with an Alameda County arts organization through their role as an artist, staff person, board member, teacher, volunteer, donor, supporter, advocate, etc. For complete details, please review the online nomination instructions. Nominations must be submitted by Alameda County residents. Each individual may submit only one nomination. Nomination statements must include a description of the nominee’s major achievements in the arts that have benefited the community and residents of Alameda County; the impact and results of the achievements; and other background information about the nominee’s contributions to the Alameda County arts community such as what distinguishes the nominee from his/her peers or colleagues. It is anticipated that the Members of the Alameda County Arts Commission will review the nominations in June and the award recipients will be recognized in early October in conjunction with the County’s celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month.
Call for Entries - Diaspora Voiced - a Bay Area Juried Art Exhibition Submissions from diverse Bay Area artists are welcome for this group exhibition featuring artwork that explores themes of identity, home and heritage. Entries and submission fees are due May 1, 2019 For full details and entry form, please visit: https://www.rhythmix.org/diaspora-voiced/ Rhythmix K Gallery, in collaboration with Michelle Nye, Manager of Gallery Programs at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, presents DIASPORA VOICED - A Bay Area Juried Art Exhibition, which will be on display this fall for two months in conjunction with the 'Round the World Festival at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, CA. https://www.rhythmix.org/diaspora-voiced/
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PERFECT FOR THE WORKING PARENT! Good Afternoon, Its that time of year again. Please share. Summer Theater Day Camp enrolling now. For more info and Payment arrangements can be made. Please call Ms.Pamela Denise. 510-472-5509. I will also pass this information along to our registration dept. (510)652-2120 Thank you for contacting the BRG about the 2017 Summer Youth Theatrical Day Camp of the Arts this years production is "The Lion's King". The application and program description are available at http://www.blackrepertorygroup.com/summer-camp.html Your request was received during our pre-registration period which qualifies your family for the 50% Off. (Regular Enrollment Fess $1000) Your enrollment fees for this summer are $500 per child. The 10 week session runs June 19 - August 21, 2017. 7 AM - 6 PM. Monday -Friday. Lunch is provided daily. To schedule a tour and complete the application process please call 510-652-2120 or email [email protected]. You can upload your application directly to the website, or email [email protected] Payment Methods: Cash, Money Order or PayPal Pay to the order of: Black Repertory Group, Inc. Memo: Summer Camp 2017 We look forward to hearing from you soon! Thank you for your continued support of the BRG! Cordially, BRG Staff Summer Youth Theatrical Day Camp of the Arts Black Repertory Group Theater 3201 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703 510-652-2120 [email protected]
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