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Real Estate Workshops for Oakland Arts Groups

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If your Oakland arts organization is thinking about taking the next step towards finding long-term, affordable space, attend a three-part workshop series designed to help you with the planning process. These real estate readiness workshops are open to all Oakland artist collectives and arts and cultural organizations at no charge. The series will be led by real estate consulting experts at the Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF).

These workshops are part of Keeping Space—Oakland, a technical and financial assistance program of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST).

Real Estate Readiness Workshop Series

Space is limited. Register now for one workshop or all three.

Oakland Arts Real Estate Workshops Real Estate Readiness: Overview
Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Learn how to prepare your organization to embark on securing a facility for your program. Get answers to common questions: Are we ready to move? How much space do we need? What can we afford? Reserve your spot.

On with the Show: Turning your Financial Performance into a Masterpiece
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Develop your financial acumen to grow your organization. Build your “finance vocabulary” and learn how to create and monitor your budget, manage cash flow and build strategies to develop a long-term business model. Reserve your spot.

Commercial Leasing Strategies: Getting to Yes
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Looking to lease new space or renew your lease? Not sure how to approach the landlord? What’s in the fine print of my 15-page lease? Learn key terminology in commercial leases, pitfalls to watch for, negotiation strategies with landlords, and current trends in the Bay Area commercial market. Reserve your spot.

Creating a Home for Art

CAST launched Keeping Space—Oakland in December 2016 to help arts organizations facing displacement. Funding for this program was provided by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,


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