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Open Call for youth artists

  • Select participants receive: monthly stipends, free materials, art studio access, guided instruction and a custom designed carbo-bike mobile printmaking lab.

What do I need to do?

  • Work with Oakland artists to co-create new art

  • Commit to 4 hours of studio time per week

  • Commit to participate for 16 weeks between July 1 - November 3, 2019

  • Attend a two-day orientation on Friday, June 21 from 12-3pm and Saturday, June 22 from 12-3pm.

  • Be able to participate in public events on the following dates:

    • End of Summer Festival: Saturday August 10, 2019, evening, at Oakland Public Library 81st Avenue Branch (tentative - in development)

    • Back to School Event: Friday, September 6, 2019, evening, at Oakland Public Library Main Branch

    • Oakland First Friday Art Murmur: Friday, October 4, 2019, evening, at Chapter 510 in downtown Oakland

    • Dia de los Muertos Festival: November 2, 2019, all day, in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.

How do I apply?

  • You must be between the ages of 13 - 18 years old

  • Be able to meet all scheduling requirements above

  • Have an interest in art and art making (printmaking, photography, video, painting, drawing, theater/performance, poetry, dance, or more)

  • Application deadline: May 31

    • Acceptance announcement mid June