EastSide Arts Alliance is a multidisciplinary artist-run organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of Oakland’s Lower San Antonio/Fruitvale neighborhood by supporting a creative environment and advocating for social change. It produces and presents a wide range of low-cost or free classes, exhibitions, performances, and festivals that reach 20,000 people annually. Its activities are designed to support dozens of artists each year through in-depth residencies and community engagement. This grant to EastSide Arts Alliance advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
About the Grantee
2277 International Boulevard Post Office Box 17008, Oakland, CA, 94601, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for the 2020 50 Arts Commissions for dance and movement-based performance
In recognition of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative supports the creation and premiere of 50 exceptional works of performing arts. This grant will support EastSide Arts Alliance in developing and presenting "This Too Shall Pass," a multi-site, ritual dance theater performance by artist Amara Tabor-Smith. "This Too Shall Pass" will address the displacement, well-being, and sex trafficking of black women and girls in Oakland.
for general operating support
EastSide Arts Alliance is a collective of artists that has been dedicated to using art and culture to unify and empower residents of Oakland’s Lower San Antonio/Fruitvale neighborhood since 1999. The multidisciplinary arts organization produces and presents a wide range of low-cost or free classes, exhibitions, performances, and festivals that reach 16,000 people each year. Renewed funding will support the organization’s goals to maintain a wide range of cultural activities and its artist-in-residence program, strengthen its financial systems, and explore strategies for increasing earned income.