Neighborhood Voices for Individual Artist Projects FY22-23

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Posted: November 21st, 2022 10:21 AM

Last Updated: January 16th, 2023 9:16 AM

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday January 12, 2023 5PM PST


Neighborhood Voices for Individual Artist Projects is a fund that amplifies the cultural expressions, stories, histories, and heritage found within Oakland's neighborhoods-particularly neighborhoods and their community members who historically have not received equitable investments of resources or recognition.

This grant opportunity seeks applications from artists and cultural workers that are focused on building neighborhood vibrancy and community cohesion. Projects may include, but are not limited to: Cultural heritage practices, performance programs in dance, music or theater, visual art and public arts projects, classes, workshops, exhibitions, and literary activities that are rooted in a sense of place.


Application Portal Opens: Thursday December 1, 2022 - 10:00AM PST

Application Informational Sessions via Zoom: December 14, 2022 & December 16, 2022

Applications Due: Thursday January 12, 2023 – 5:00PM PST

Public Panel Deliberations: Wednesday March 8, 2023

Funding Advisory Committee Review: Wednesday March 15, 2023 (tentative)

Life Enrichment Committee Review: April 24, 2023 (tentative)

City Council Approval & Review: May 2, 2023 (tentative)

Grant Agreements Sent to Grantee for Completion: May 9, 2023 (tentative)

Grant Checks Processed: July 2023 (TBD: 6+ weeks after completed grant agreement is received)