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 participation of a school liaison to ensure the program’s success.
  • Conducted at a school (or schools) or at an off-site location in conjunction with a school.

We may also consider one-time funding for specific arts-related needs, depending on the circumstance.

You must fill out the online application and submit certain supporting documents by email or postal mail.  The 2017 AOK Grant Application is available as a worksheet but cannot be substituted for the online application.

Please see our funding page for more details.  If you have any questions or special requests, please email us at