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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf congratulates AOK for 20 years of service

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf congratulated Arts for Oakland Kids (formerly known as Oakland Fund for the Arts) during its 20th anniversary with an official letter: "Since 1996, Arts for Oakland Kids has raised more than $625,000 in grants for arts education programs in 80 under-served public schools throughout the City," the letter stated. "These grants…
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Grant applications due April 15

Grant applications for the 2017-18 school year are due on April 15.  Grants are available for up to $5,000 for hands-on arts education programs in the Oakland, California, public schools. Programs must be: Hands-on arts education programs in which children participate in the direct experience of creating art. Supported by the school principal with active…
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Left Coast Chamber to showcase master students at OSA event, April 12

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble is well-known for its support of contemporary composers and new music. Each year, the Ensemble commissions and performs several new works and holds an international composition contest. This year, in a program funded in part by Arts for Oakland Kids, members of the Ensemble are teaching composition to a group of…
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2017 Art Fest attracts 250 students, families

More than 250 students and their families participated in AOK's 3rd annual Art Fest at World/Achieve Academy in Oakland on March 25. Some 150 students were first-timers with kids attending from 14 different schools.

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New Parkway Theater partners with AOK

Want to support our arts education programs while watching a great film from a comfy couch with delicious beer, food, and friends? This month we're partnering with the New Parkway Theater's Karma Cinema program. On Wednesday nights during February, pay what you want for your ticket and the New Parkway will donate 20% of all ticket…
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