Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area

From 2015-2019, PolicyLink worked to expand the equity policy impact in five cities and one county by utilizing arts and culture strategies to win structural change for those communities. Galeria de la Raza worked with the Mission Economic Development Agency in San Francisco to keep Latino culture bearers and spaces rooted. Read about how they worked as strategic partners to comprehensively address issues of cultural and physical displacement. Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition in Oakland advocated for cultural plan, cultural spaces, greater investment in communities of color, and cultural commission that can guide continuity for creative communities. Read about how Oakland’s civic leaders, advocates, and residents informed the development of the city's cultural development plan.