East Bay Community Foundation

For The East Bay Fund For Artists

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
The East Bay Community Foundation continues to administer the Fund for Artists, which works to build individual donor capacity and bring new resources to individual artists and very small arts organizations. An important aspect of the program remains training and technical assistance for participants in how to market their work and develop individual donor relationships. The Community Foundation is committed to this program as an important source of support and training for the artistic community in the East Bay. As the cost of doing business in the Bay Area has increased in recent years, applicants to the fund have also increased — 24 percent in the last year. A renewal grant with a significant increase will enable the Fund for Artists to leverage matching funds from individuals, and therefore reach more artists at this time of high demand and artist displacement.
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200 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA, 94612-2005, United States
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for the East Bay Fund for Artists  
The East Bay Community Foundation supports fair and equitable opportunities and outcomes for residents of the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its pooled fund and regranting programs support individuals and communities experiencing low incomes and other disadvantages, including the East Bay Fund for Artists. Each year, this fund provides 15 to 40 grants to composers, playwrights, choreographers, and visual and media artists to commission new works that promote racial and social justice. This grant for the East Bay Fund for Artists advances the Performing Arts Program’s Artists strategy.
for the East Bay Fund for Artists  
With this funding, the East Bay Community Foundation would independently continue the work of the Fund for Artists, previously a Hewlett Foundation supported collaboration that included the San Francisco Foundation and the Marin Community Foundation. The goal of this regranting program is to build individual donor capacity and bring new resources to artists for commissions, fellowships, and residencies. To date, the Fund for Artists has leveraged more than $600,000 in gifts from 3,000 individual donors. The East Bay Community Foundation will continue on its own to provide an important and strategic source of support for individual artists in a challenging economic environment.

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