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Thursday October 8, 2015

Hello friends and peers,

This month, we would like to pull all attention to how the arts and culture of a community are important not just to creative placemaking, but also integral for place-keeping. San Francisco has been in a constant battle to keep it's artists and cultural institutions in place, and it's no secret that the rest of the Bay Area shares this struggle. Across the water next Wednesday, October 14th, the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition (OCNC) will be hosting it's fourth action planning meeting, which all are encouraged to attend. Be sure to read below on how you can get involved, what you can do, and why we must advocate for our cultural organizations in an effort to combat further displacement.  

In Community,
Lauren Benetua, EAP Jolly Good Fellow

Please join Oakland CreativeNeighborhoods Coalition at this crucial moment for an Action Planning Community Meeting on Wednesday 10/14 from 6:30pm-8:30 pm at Oakland Asian Cultural Center. News of any similar/relevant projects can be shared on the OCNC Facebook & Twitter pages. | More info...


Action Planning & Community Priorities Meeting #4 
Wednesday October 14th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
388 Ninth Street, Oakland Asian Cultural Center (map & directions)
RSVP Today & Invite your people on Facebook

  • The Arts in Public, incl. Drumming by The Lake
  • Artist Affordable Housing/Space Task Force
  • The City's "Specific Plan" Process for Downtown 
  • 1% for The Arts
  • Membership Development & Announcements 

Betti Ono presents POLYTHETIC, a celebration of five years of experimentally minded art, culture and community! The POLYTHETIC experience is anchored by a visual art exhibition and activated by a series of residences by individual artists and collectives over the course of 5 weeks.  | More info...

Sustain Arts! Bay Area hosts their resource launch in SF on Thursday, October 22nd at the Foundation Center. Attendees will learn how to apply data on arts funding, arts participation, and hands-on experimentation with their web tools. Free entry with registration; live stream also available. More info...

San Francisco Arts Commission has a number of grants for FY2015-16! Categories include Arts and Community in Partnership; Creative Space Planning and Facilities; Cultural Equity Initiatives; Individual Artist Commission; Native American Art and Cultural Traditions; Organization Project Grants. | More info...

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