Through the program, two-year grants ranging between $50,000 and $200,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations prepared to partner with artists to create temporary place-based public art projects in San Francisco and Oakland.
The foundation will prioritize visionary and timely projects with the potential to create significant impact in the communities served. In addition, the foundation has made some changes to the program to better support grantees’ creative practices and their work in their communities, including allocating one-third of the grant funds to collaborating artists for their direct expenses, and expanding the grant period to twenty-four months.
Projects must be based in Oakland or San Francisco. Finalists who are invited to submit a full proposal will receive a $5,000 honorarium to further develop their projects.
The foundation will accept Letters of Inquiry from April 8 to May 31 at 5:00 PM (PDT) and will accept full proposals (by invitation only) from July 8 through August 23 at 5:00 PM (PDT). Award announcements will be made in November for the grant period that runs from December 1, 2019, to December 1, 2021.
Interested organizations are invited to attend a pre-application workshop in San Francisco on Monday, April 29, and in Oakland on Wednesday, May 8, to learn more about this opportunity.
See the Kenneth Rainin Foundation for additional details, key dates, and information about past Open Spaces grantees.