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.