Artistic Hubs Cohort

Artistic Hubs Cohort

The rising cost of living in the Bay Area has displaced scores of arts organizations. To help keep these critical cultural programs in their communities, the foundation launched the Artistic Hubs Cohort in 2013 and is now supporting a second cohort. The program supports 15 arts organizations that advance racial and economic equity and serve as cultural anchors for underserved communities. Members receive multiyear grants for general operating support, as well as technical assistance throughout the duration of the grant period.

The cohort represents a range of artistic disciplines, budget sizes, and locations within the Bay Area. Together, these organizations serve as intersections of artistic excellence, community access, and social justice.

Eligibility: Participation in the cohort is by invitation only. Selection is based on the quality of artistic programming, institutional leadership role, and years of community service, along with each organization’s commitment to bringing together people of different races, ages, and religious beliefs through the arts.

2018-2020 Artistic Hubs Cohort Members

African American Art and Culture Complex
Alena Museum
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT)

Betti Ono Gallery
Chinese Cultural Center

Destiny Arts Center

Dimensions Dance Theatre

Grown Women Dance Collective
Kulintang Arts, Inc. (Kularts)
La Peña Cultural Center

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

SOMArts Cultural Center
Spirithaus Gallery 

2015-2018 Artistic Hubs Cohort Members

Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT)

Chinese Cultural Center

Destiny Arts Center

Dimensions Dance Theatre

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

EastSide Arts Alliance

Galeria de la Raza

La Peña Cultural Center

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Youth Speaks