Open Spaces Program

Apply 8 April - 31 May, 2019

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 early April to the end of May. (See the Awards Schedule.)

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

The Foundation hosts pre-application workshops. Dates and locations TBD.

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.

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