Skip to main content
Back to Events

CAST Event

Cultural Space Cafe: Affordable Artist Housing

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Black Box Theater, 447 Minna Street


Be a part of the strategic conversations moving us towards community-led solutions.

Join us for our first-ever Cultural Space Cafe!

What is a Cultural Space Cafe?  We’re bringing together folks who co-create cultural space (artists, cultural workers, residents, planners, policymakers, etc.) around timely dialogues and dynamics in our cities. By creating space to gather to dream, decompress, design, and strategize, our CSCs build cohesion and opportunities for exchange across silos of practice.

The goals for this series are to:

  • Create space for peer learning across sectors and disciplines
  • Build cohesion and equity in the work of creative placemaking & place-keeping
  • Cultivate community wisdom around issues impacting Bay Area arts and culture

Through these points of strategic cross-pollination, we will apply community-led solutions to address the critical issues impacting arts & culture space needs.

What does “affordable artist housing” mean in today’s landscape?

CAST is continuing to dive deep on that topic and we invite our community to explore how cities can create space for artists to live where they work.

The evening will feature a screening of Home Is A Hotel accompanied by community conversation led by the film’s Director Kevin Duncan Wong along with other community members, residents, and leaders. Anchored by the experiences of the artists in the documentary, we will begin our exploration at home in the SOMA neighborhood.

Location: 447 Minna St. – Blackbox Theater

*Please note: You must register for the event. Capacity is limited.


Contact Shreya Shankar, CAST Community Engagement Manager, Oakland

Related Events

Explore all