Arts Blog

Real Estate Ready?

Real Estate Ready?

Conscious of the growing threat of rising rents to Oakland arts organizations, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation began conversations with the City of Oakland around the same time as Mayor Libby Schaaf convened a multidisciplinary arts task force to identify strategies to...

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May 2016 Arts Pipeline

May 2016 Arts Pipeline

Check out this month's lineup of performances from our grantees! 3/23 – 5/22. Aurora Theatre Company – The How and the Why. On the eve of a prestigious conference, an up-and coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field....

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Workshops Highlight New Public Art Program

Workshops Highlight New Public Art Program

In late April we announced the official launch of the Open Spaces Program, our new public art program dedicated to supporting temporary, place-based visionary art projects in San Francisco and Oakland. We’re thrilled to have already received so many inquiries from Bay...

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Loans That Fuel Artistic Endeavors

Loans That Fuel Artistic Endeavors

Access to flexible capital, a resource notoriously lacking in the arts sector, is essential for artists and arts organizations.  Many of our grantees are challenged by cash flow issues as they manage various disbursement schedules from funders, while juggling...

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April 2016 Arts Pipeline

April 2016 Arts Pipeline

This month's lineup of performances by our grantees is sure to keep you busy! 2/21 – 4/12. Playwrights Foundation – Rough Reading Series. The Rough Reading Series is a festival in which Playwrights Foundation brings a new play to light. The first readings of 2016...

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Sustaining Data to Sustain the Arts

Sustaining Data to Sustain the Arts

Sustain Arts, a dynamic and interactive way to access and explore arts and cultural data in the Bay Area, has arrived. Designed by and for those working in cultural communities, Sustain Arts resources are available to anyone interested in using the latest in data and...

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March 2016 Arts Pipeline

March 2016 Arts Pipeline

This spring season is filled with great performances from our grantees! 1/19 – 3/5. San Francisco Playhouse – The Nether. A new virtual wonderland provides total sensory immersion. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers a...

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Will Oakland Lose Its Artistic Soul?

Will Oakland Lose Its Artistic Soul?

The cover story of today’s East Bay Express shares the voices behind the uncertain state of Oakland’s art scene. Oakland’s strong economic growth, thriving real estate market, and the reality of displacement present serious challenges to retaining vibrant communities...

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