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Youth Speaks Receives $100,000 for Public Art Project

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Feb 01, 2018

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation has recently announced $500,000 in grants as part of its Open Spaces Program in Oakland and San Francisco. Youth Speaks is one of four grantees that received $100,000 or more to support temporary, place-based public projects in the Bay Area.

Temporary public art projects enable artists to respond to critical issues that resonate with their local communities,” said Shelley Trott, the Rainin Foundation’s director of arts strategy and ventures. “These unique projects leverage innovative storytelling and community building to highlight diverse voices and elevate underrepresented histories.”

For their project, Youth Speaks, James Kass (founder and former CEO of Youth Speaks), and Sean San Jose will create a mixed media project that will engage young people in six San Francisco and Oakland communities to tell stories about their neighborhoods.

Other grantees include the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Flyaway Productions, and Galeria de la Raza.

Read more about the grantees here.

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