Kenneth Rainin Foundation Open Spaces Grant: (Due. May 31)

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Open Spaces Program supports nonprofits to partner with artists to create temporary, place-based public art projects that are responsive to issues relevant to communities in San Francisco and Oakland. This grantmaking program supports projects that:

  • Are visionary, timely projects with potential deep impact on communities served

  • Include an artist-initiated process of community engagement

  • Expand the boundaries of public art and support artists in advancing their practices

  • Leverage civic and neighborhood resources and cultural assets

At A Glance

  • Letters of Inquiry are accepted from April 8 to May 31, 2019. See the Awards Schedule.

  • Grant ranges from $50,000–$200,000. The grant period is 24 months.

  • The Foundation is hosting two pre-application workshops:

Open Spaces Program Priorities

As with the Foundation’s other Arts grantmaking programs, the Open Spaces Program is intended to strengthen the Bay Area as a center for experimentation in the arts and aims to support:

  • Collaborations across various disciplines, diverse media and technology

  • Projects taking place outdoors at sites accessible by public transportation

  • Projects that compensate artists at a significant level. Projects must designate at least one-third of the grant funds to the artistic project team and their direct expenses for creating the work.

  • See FAQ for more.

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Jamie Earnest