Arts Funding Opportunities
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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:55:02 -0700 (PDT)
O A K L A N D I S H   |   newsletter   |   October 13, 2008
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- Due November 21: Oaklandish Arts Funding Opportunities
- October 18: Town Park, Living Word Graffiti Battle
- October 16: Screening of “Public Enemy: Welcome To The Terrordome"
- October 16: Kev Choice Ensemble at the Uptown Night Club
Oaklandish is offering two different arts funding grants. Due November 21, 2008:
Oakland has historically been a hotbed of renegade activity, where boundaries are redefined and trends are created rather than followed. To help encourage the continuation of this "trailblazers' legacy," Oaklandish has created the Oakland Innovators Award, a fund that offers annual grants to organizations and individuals who are doing pioneering work in our community. This award is meant to offer recognition and financial support to local programs that exemplify the values of innovation and progress in all areas of civic life, including arts, education, technology, and business. Local innovators are invited to apply for a grant of up to $5,000.
Oaklandish began as a covert public art campaign designed to bring a sense of history and culture to the underutilized public spaces of this city. Eight years later we continue that legacy by encouraging other local artists to create their own Oakland-centric works in the public realm. With the Arts-in-Action Grant, Oaklandish aims to provoke public discourse and inspire creative activity throughout our urban landscape. Local artists are invited to apply for a grant of up to $5,000.
Download applications at:
TOWN PARK is a forthcoming skate park in West Oakland’s historic DeFremery Park organized by artist Keith "KDUB." Oaklandish is working with KDUB to create a t-shirt that can help raise funds and awareness for Town Park. Oaklandish is also sponsoring an obstacle at the park to be painted by local artists. The first event at Town Park will be an open skate competition. The opening competition will be going on at the same time as the Living Word Graffiti Battle at deFremery Park: 2nd Annual Estria's Invitational Living Word Graffiti Battle October 18, 2008, 11am-4pm. deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline Street, West Oakland, CA
FREE event, bring the whole family
The Living Word Project, Samurai Graphix, & Hard Knock Radio Presents the 2nd Annual Estria's Invitational Living Word Graffiti Battle. 16 of California's most talented and revered Graffiti Artists in live painting battle. Artists are determined and selected by Estria, a Bay Area Graffiti Legend.
Also featuring:
- Free outdoor performance by Mos Def, Los Rakas, and DJ Leidis
- Bamboo Architecture
- Scraper Bike exhibition
- Lecture demonstration Against Eco-Apartheid, including Ella Baker Center’s Van Jones - Skateboard Demonstration presented by Hood Games at the Grand Opening of West Oakland's first Skate Park
East Bay Premiere Screening of “Public Enemy: Welcome To The Terrordome"
Oakland Int'l Film Festival Official Closing Night Selection
October 16, 2008
7th Annual OIFF Ends with a Bang with the East Bay Premiere of Public Enemy Documentary and an Official After-Party featuring The Kev Choice Ensemble. “Public Enemy: Welcome To The Terrordome,” a documentary directed by Robert Patton-Spruill, examines the group’s social and cultural impact over the past two decades, with rare concert footage, backstage interludes, and interviews with notable artists (and longtime PE fans) including the Beastie Boys, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine/ Audioslave), Jonathan Davis (Korn), and Talib Kweli. Following the screening, all OIFF attendees are invited to Oakland’s Uptown Night Club for the Official After-Party. This event marks the Oakland debut of “Emergence,” a live performance series created by pianist-emcee Kev Choice to spotlight up-and-coming local artists as well as debut new works by his ten-piece band, The Kev Choice Ensemble. As a product of what Chuck D once called the “Revolutionary Generation,” Choice exemplifies the legacy of Public Enemy’s focus on musical creativity, conscious lyrical statements, and commitment to excellence in live performance.
Grand Lake Theater      3200 Grand Avenue,      Oakland, CA 94610       (510) 
Screening time 6 pm     Total running time 112 minutes
Q&A to follow screening with film producers, ticket price $10.
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