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Fall 2016 Filmmaking Finalists Announced

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) and Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) have selected 14 finalists for the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants; more than $250,000 will be awarded to one or more narrative feature film projects at various...

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Celebrating Creative Expression

Celebrating Creative Expression

We love a good party, and especially one that includes our grantees. That’s why each year we bring our arts grantees together to raise a glass to their visionary work. Our annual arts reception is a gesture that’s rooted in a deep appreciation for our arts community....

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Open Spaces Program Finalists Announced

Open Spaces Program Finalists Announced

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is thrilled to announce 12 finalists for our Open Spaces Program, a new public art funding initiative in Oakland and San Francisco. These finalists will each receive a $5,000 honorarium to further develop their proposals. In December,...

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Symposium: Exploring Public Art Practices

Symposium: Exploring Public Art Practices

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation presents "Exploring Public Art Practices," a free half-day symposium with artist talks, discussions and presentations by 15 local and national artists to investigate the shifting field of public artistic practice. Exploring Public Art...

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June 2016 Arts Pipeline

June 2016 Arts Pipeline

June is full of great performances from our grantees! 4/22 – 6/5. Berkeley Repertory Theatre – Treasure Island. This spring director Mary Zimmerman takes audiences aboard the Hispaniola for the malicious mutiny led by infamous Long John Silver, and a deadly quest for...

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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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