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Oakland Cultural Trust

In The News:

SF Classical Voice, July 6, 2012

SF Classical Voice, June 10, 2012

KQED, June 28, 2011

SF Chronicle, October 24, 2010

About the Trust

Since 2008 the Oakland Cultural Trust, an association of Oakland art organizations and artists, works with the City of Oakland, business leaders, educators and families to:

  • Serve as a resource for relaying developments in arts funding and advocacy from the national and regional scene with the local community.
  • Advocate for the City's artists and arts organizations, and public art programs.
  • Build relationships amongst cultural arts organizations for networking, resource sharing and culling best practices.
  • Build relationships with policy-makers, the business community, the Mayor and City Council, and other industry and community leaders.
  • Provide a structure to establish an arts agenda for the City of Oakland i.e., Investment in Oakland's cultural economy, economic impacts of local arts, priority of arts education, commitment to cultural equity.


The Oakland Cultural Trust advocates for a vibrant, safe and sustainable Oakland by policies and action that support and nurture the vitality of Oakland artists and cultural organizations.

Membership & Invitation to Join

The Oakland Cultural Trust invites artists, arts organizations, individuals, and community stakeholders to join its efforts in support of a vibrant, safe and sustainable Oakland through the arts! Membership is free. Forward to a friend or colleague! Membership Application and Guidelines

Organizational/Affiliate Members & Participants of the Oakland Cultural Trust [Expand List]

Programs & Initiatives:

Open Letter to Oakland January 2012

Arts Action: June 7, 2011

Arts Action: April 5, 2011

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Forum 2010

Arts Action: 2010

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The Trust is a fiscally sponsored project of Pro Arts