EastSide Arts Alliance


EastSide Arts Alliance: $75,000 for one year.

EastSide Arts Alliance, based in Oakland’s San Antonio district, is a multigenerational, multiracial collective of artists and other cultural workers at the intersection of cultural and political consciousness. In the past year ESAA partnered with The California Endowment to organize focus groups examining how integrating cultural development for existing communities can be critical in resisting displacement. In the coming year, ESAA’s major cultural campaign, Oakland Is Proud, will use culture as a strategy to offset the displacement of communities of color that accompanies major development projects and will support the creation of five cultural plazas along International Boulevard.