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.

It's LCAP season! Join Create CA, California State PTA , Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area and Artsfor LA on 10/28...
10/23/2021
Virtual School Advocate Trainings - Create CA

It's LCAP season! Join Create CA, California State PTA , Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area and Artsfor LA on 10/28 for this 1st (of 3) session on understanding your school district's LCAP and gaining the tools to remind the school board members that #Creativityisnotoptional.
Register here: https://createca.org/virtual-trainings/

Join or watch our leadership and grassroots organizing trainings to gain skills in advocating for arts education in California.

Check out Create CA's student advocacy opportunity!
10/22/2021

Check out Create CA's student advocacy opportunity!

Join us for the 2022 #StudentVoicesCampaign launch! We're kicking off our annual creative arts challenge with tips from teachers and students on getting started. Learn the prompt, ask questions & launch your art activism!
https://bit.ly/2022SVC
#CreativityIsNotOptional

New Public Art Opportunity in NapaCity of Napa Roundabout Public Art Project:The City of Napa is pleased to announce the...
10/19/2021
Roundabout Public Art Project | Napa, CA

New Public Art Opportunity in Napa
City of Napa Roundabout Public Art Project:
The City of Napa is pleased to announce the opening of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Roundabout Public Art Project. The RFQ submission deadline is Friday, November 12th, 2021. The RFQ seeks qualifications from experienced public artists (or artist teams) who specialize in site specific sculpture for gateway artwork.
Contact:
Kerri Hurtado, Artsource Consulting
[email protected]

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October is National Arts & Humanities Month—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in Amer...
10/12/2021
National Arts and Humanities Month

October is National Arts & Humanities Month—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America with goals of:
- FOCUSING on equitable access to the arts at local, state, and national levels;
- ENCOURAGING individuals, organizations, and diverse communities to participate in the arts;
- ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
- RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

October is National Arts & Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. The annual celebration encourages participation in the arts at all levels by individuals, organizations, and governments, with the goal of raising public awareness about the....

On Tuesday, Oct. 12th - The 2021 Arts Leadership Award Recipients Honored by the Alameda County Board of SupervisorsThe ...
10/09/2021

On Tuesday, Oct. 12th - The 2021 Arts Leadership Award Recipients Honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. The following individuals are the recipients of the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award: Lisa Bullwinkel, Gregory Conway, Kala Ghaty, Carl Larson, Vanessa Thomas and Angela M. Wellman.

The six award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with commendations presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of October as National Arts and Humanities Month. The event will take place during the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 10:45 am and is available to the public by online teleconference. Due to COVID-19, the meeting is closed to in-person attendance by members of the public. For information, please visit the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ website at www.acgov.org/board and review the Oct. 12 Regular Meeting Agenda, Item #64.

Information about Viewing and Making Public Comments at the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting and the Commendation Event -
• Supporters and family members can watch the live video broadcast by visiting the Board’s Video Broadcast webpage at this link https://bos.acgov.org/broadcast/ and going to the section titled “Streaming Media” and the clicking the section that says “Regular Meeting - October 12th, Watch Live.”
• All award recipients and all members of the public who would like to speak at the meeting must join the meeting via Zoom.
To join via Zoom, link to teleconference guidelineshttps://www.acgov.org/board/bos_calendar/documents/TeleconferencingGuidelines.pdf AND click on the Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/98271491041. If you wish to speak, raise your “zoom hand” when Item #64 is called upon during the meeting. Then, the clerk will announce the name of each speaker and will ask that the speaker unmute themselves. Each speaker usually has 3 minutes to make their comments. https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/advocacy_programs.html

On Tuesday, Oct. 12th - The 2021 Arts Leadership Award Recipients Honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. The following individuals are the recipients of the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award: Lisa Bullwinkel, Gregory Conway, Kala Ghaty, Carl Larson, Vanessa Thomas and Angela M. Wellman.

The six award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with commendations presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of October as National Arts and Humanities Month. The event will take place during the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 10:45 am and is available to the public by online teleconference. Due to COVID-19, the meeting is closed to in-person attendance by members of the public. For information, please visit the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ website at www.acgov.org/board and review the Oct. 12 Regular Meeting Agenda, Item #64.

Information about Viewing and Making Public Comments at the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting and the Commendation Event -
• Supporters and family members can watch the live video broadcast by visiting the Board’s Video Broadcast webpage at this link https://bos.acgov.org/broadcast/ and going to the section titled “Streaming Media” and the clicking the section that says “Regular Meeting - October 12th, Watch Live.”
• All award recipients and all members of the public who would like to speak at the meeting must join the meeting via Zoom.
To join via Zoom, link to teleconference guidelineshttps://www.acgov.org/board/bos_calendar/documents/TeleconferencingGuidelines.pdf AND click on the Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/98271491041. If you wish to speak, raise your “zoom hand” when Item #64 is called upon during the meeting. Then, the clerk will announce the name of each speaker and will ask that the speaker unmute themselves. Each speaker usually has 3 minutes to make their comments. https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/advocacy_programs.html

10/01/2021

Let your school board members know that #CreativityIsNotOptional with Create CA’s Contact Your School Leaders Tool!
https://createca.org/school-leaders-search/
#ArtsEdRebuilds #CreativityIsNotOptional

As teachers and students make the transition to the classroom, the The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley is sha...
10/01/2021
How to Make This Hard Transition Back to School With Your Students

As teachers and students make the transition to the classroom, the The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley is sharing ideas on how to focus on wellness and connection. It takes creativity to try new strategies and navigate transitions. #CreativityIsNotOptional #CreateCA

Here are three ways educators can support their students (and each other) this fall.

Create CA has created one of the first tools in the country that allows you to get your school board members attention a...
09/29/2021

Create CA has created one of the first tools in the country that allows you to get your school board members attention about the importance of arts education! Let your school leaders know that access to the arts is mandated in CA!
https://createca.org/school-leaders-search/
#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

Create CA has created one of the first tools in the country that allows you to get your school board members attention about the importance of arts education! Let your school leaders know that access to the arts is mandated in CA!
https://createca.org/school-leaders-search/
#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

09/28/2021
Back to School Wellbeing Kit | Riverside County Office of Education

Across California, educators are thinking about how the arts and creativity support Social Emotional Learning. Riverside County Office of Education's VAPA Department is sharing their new Back to School Wellbeing Toolkit in English and Spanish that includes 9 activities that promote SEL through the arts. Click below to read.
#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds #CreateCA

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09/27/2021

Arts education has been proven to increase the mental and emotional health of students. Districts are allocating COVID relief funds right now and you can let your school leaders know that they can use those funds for the arts by using Create CA’s Contact Your School Leaders tool at https://createca.org/school-leaders-search/
#ArtsEdRebuilds #CreativityIsNotOptional

Announcing the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award RecipientsThe Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to reco...
09/25/2021

Announcing the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award Recipients

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. The following individuals are the recipients of the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award: Lisa Bullwinkel, Gregory Conway, Kala Ghaty, Carl Larson, Vanessa Thomas and Angela M. Wellman.

The six award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with commendations presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of October as National Arts and Humanities Month. The event will take place during the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 10:45 am and is available to the public by online teleconference. Due to COVID-19, the meeting is closed to in-person attendance by members of the public. For information, please visit the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ website at www.acgov.org/board. https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/advocacy_programs.html

Announcing the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award Recipients

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. The following individuals are the recipients of the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award: Lisa Bullwinkel, Gregory Conway, Kala Ghaty, Carl Larson, Vanessa Thomas and Angela M. Wellman.

The six award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with commendations presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of October as National Arts and Humanities Month. The event will take place during the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 10:45 am and is available to the public by online teleconference. Due to COVID-19, the meeting is closed to in-person attendance by members of the public. For information, please visit the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ website at www.acgov.org/board. https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/advocacy_programs.html

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09/24/2021

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Arts education reduces anxiety, increases connection and supports mental health and social-emotional learning. Let your school board members know that the arts are crucial for students as they return to in person learning by using our Contact Your School Leaders Tool. Click here for tool: https://bit.ly/3hsWAEB
#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

Timeline Photos
09/24/2021

Timeline Photos

School is back in session, and young readers are looking for their next book! Stay tuned each week as we share our favorite booklists that we hope preschoolers to middle schoolers will love.

Announcing the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award RecipientsThe Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to reco...
09/24/2021

Announcing the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award Recipients

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. The following individuals are the recipients of the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award: Lisa Bullwinkel, Gregory Conway, Kala Ghaty, Carl Larson, Vanessa Thomas and Angela M. Wellman.

The six award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with commendations presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of October as National Arts and Humanities Month. The event will take place during the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 10:45 am and is available to the public by online teleconference. Due to COVID-19, the meeting is closed to in-person attendance by members of the public. For information, please visit the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ website at www.acgov.org/board. https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/advocacy_programs.html

Announcing the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award Recipients

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize six individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. The following individuals are the recipients of the 2021 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award: Lisa Bullwinkel, Gregory Conway, Kala Ghaty, Carl Larson, Vanessa Thomas and Angela M. Wellman.

The six award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with commendations presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of October as National Arts and Humanities Month. The event will take place during the Board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 10:45 am and is available to the public by online teleconference. Due to COVID-19, the meeting is closed to in-person attendance by members of the public. For information, please visit the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ website at www.acgov.org/board. https://www.acgov.org/arts/html/advocacy_programs.html

School boards are the eyes and ears of your neighborhood and should represent your community values! Are they representi...
09/24/2021

School boards are the eyes and ears of your neighborhood and should represent your community values! Are they representing yours when it comes to arts education? Create CA has created an easy way to contact your school leaders and let them know that arts education is important, necessary and mandated!
https://createca.org/school-leaders-search/
#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

School boards are the eyes and ears of your neighborhood and should represent your community values! Are they representing yours when it comes to arts education? Create CA has created an easy way to contact your school leaders and let them know that arts education is important, necessary and mandated!
https://createca.org/school-leaders-search/
#CreativityIsNotOptional #ArtsEdRebuilds

09/20/2021

Demystifying Public Art is a series of free webinars for artists produced by the Public Art Administrators Network of Northern California. These workshops will provide insight into the field of public art in order to demystify the field and open the door to a wide range of artists with diverse backgrounds and artistic expressions. Each virtual workshop will feature presentations by two or three accomplished public artists, moderated by experienced public art administrators, and will allow ample time for questions by participants. Three sessions will be offered:

SESSION 1. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ART – IS PUBLIC ART FOR YOU? Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 4:00-6:00 PM

SESSION 2. HOW DO YOU PRESENT YOURSELF AS A PUBLIC ART CANDIDATE? Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 5:00-7:00 PM

SESSION 3. AVENUES FOR CREATING ART IN THE PUBLIC REALM Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00-7:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! These live sessions are FREE but space is limited and registration is required. See more details about each session at the registration link below.
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166987876233

Our September newsletter includes information about California's COVID-19 Relief Grant Program supporting small business...
09/14/2021
September Newsletter: CA Relief Grants for Small Businesses and Nonprofits & Deadline Reminder for Call for Artists

Our September newsletter includes information about California's COVID-19 Relief Grant Program supporting small businesses and nonprofits and a reminder about our current Call for Artists with an application deadline of tomorrow, September 15th!

ALAMEDA COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION September 2021 The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to share this newsletter with information about California's COVID-19 Relief Grant Program supporting smal

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09/09/2021

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One more week to apply to the Artist Registry! Don't miss this opportunity. Apply Today!PUBLIC ART – CALL FOR ARTISTSThe...
09/07/2021

One more week to apply to the Artist Registry! Don't miss this opportunity. Apply Today!
PUBLIC ART – CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Alameda County Arts Commission invites visual artists to submit an application to the new Alameda County Artist Registry, a prequalified list of artists that will be used for upcoming public art opportunities managed by the Alameda County Arts Commission. Public art opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists that will include outdoor and indoor projects with a range of budgets and will be appropriate for artists working in a variety of materials and styles. Open to artists from the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo.
View the complete Call for Artists at: https://bit.ly/ArtistRegistryCall
Watch the Artist Informational Video which contains information about the County’s Public Art Program and how to submit an online application at https://youtu.be/eGmAZx1vJ9c
Applications for the Artist Registry must be submitted online through the CaFÉ™ website by Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (10:59pm Pacific Time) at: https://bit.ly/ACCAFElink

One more week to apply to the Artist Registry! Don't miss this opportunity. Apply Today!
PUBLIC ART – CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Alameda County Arts Commission invites visual artists to submit an application to the new Alameda County Artist Registry, a prequalified list of artists that will be used for upcoming public art opportunities managed by the Alameda County Arts Commission. Public art opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists that will include outdoor and indoor projects with a range of budgets and will be appropriate for artists working in a variety of materials and styles. Open to artists from the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo.
View the complete Call for Artists at: https://bit.ly/ArtistRegistryCall
Watch the Artist Informational Video which contains information about the County’s Public Art Program and how to submit an online application at https://youtu.be/eGmAZx1vJ9c
Applications for the Artist Registry must be submitted online through the CaFÉ™ website by Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (10:59pm Pacific Time) at: https://bit.ly/ACCAFElink

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P.O. Box 29004
Oakland, CA
94604

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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! =)
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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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