CAST – Community Arts Stabilization Trust

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Keeping Space – Oakland

Application Period Now Closed



CAST announces the availability of technical and financial assistance for Oakland arts and culture organizations that are facing immediate space challenges. Keeping Space – Oakland is a one-time pilot program comprised of real estate readiness training, one-on-one technical assistance, and direct financial assistance in the form of grants. The program aims to build the capacity of the arts and culture sector to be “real estate ready” and to secure affordable, long-term, safe spaces for arts and culture organizations in Oakland.

Prior to applying, please read the program eligibility guidelines listed below                                                                                                                                                                                                      Guidelines

Reference Guide: Financial Assistance Application

Reference Guide: Technical Assistance Application 

RSVP now for an Information Session: RSVP now for an Information Session to learn more about the program and ask your questions before applying. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, January 18
*Oakland Hot Plate
348 13th Street
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
*Hot Plates by owner Lina Torio will be available for purchase ($6-$15).

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
1714 Telegraph Avenue
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
The Unity Council Fruitvale – San Antonio Senior Center
3301 E. 12th Street, Suite #201
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Key Dates:

Application Due Date: Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Award Announcements & Notifications: Spring 2017

Real Estate Readiness Workshops: May 1-5, June 5-9, July 10-14 (for Technical Assistance awardees only)

Keeping Space – Oakland is funded by:

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Keeping Space – Oakland is made possible in collaboration with The Oakland Arts Workspace Group and in partnership with the City of Oakland and Northern California Community Loan Fund.

For more information, please contact Tyese Wortham, CAST Program Manager, at 415-556-9888, ext. 103, or





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