Mission: Pro Arts is an Oakland-based organization that champions new art practices and emerging forms of cultural production through an institutional platform which fosters collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas.
What We Do: Pro Arts shows contemporary art in all its forms.We support contemporary artists directly through exhibitions, commissions, interdisciplinary series and presentations, residency programs, satellite projects, digital platforms and publications. Annually we present over 200 artists, working in diverse artistic fields, conduct over 700 art education programs for youth, and reach an audience of over 10,000.
History: Pro Arts is among the oldest and most significant institutions for contemporary art in Oakland. Shortly after its formation in 1974, under the name of Alameda County Neighborhood Arts Program, Pro Arts became an important venue for artistic experimentation and engagement with the arts. Today, Pro Arts continues to support art that pushes boundaries, generates critical discourse and challenges the status quo.
Location: Pro Arts Gallery, Project Space and Studio Lab Residency facilities are located at 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland, CA.
Who Funds Us: Pro Arts is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Our operations and programs are made possible with funding, provided by numerous foundations, corporate partners and individual donors, like you. All donations to Pro Arts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our EIN # is 94-2259269.