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ALENA MUSEUM

Application ID

CP-19-9165

Application Type

Cultural Pathways

Approved Grant Amount

Project Description

Alena Museum’s mission is to provide creative space that houses multi-disciplinary arts and work studios, in order to cultivate the cultural richness of the African Diaspora. In the African language of Tigrinya Alena translates to “We are here!”. Alena Museum declares that “We are here” by providing membership-based access for artists of the African Diaspora to create original work and keep dedicated space for creative expression, in the face of the rapid displacement of these communities as a result of gentrification. We run a series of programs to build the skills of artists and creative entrepreneurs so they can successfully run their social enterprises, increase their collective cultural assets, and maintain a presence in their communities. Our purpose is to empower our community so they may be active players in mitigating the displacement and marginalization of artists and entrepreneurs of the African Diaspora.

Organization Summary

Alena Museum’s mission is to provide creative space that houses multi-disciplinary arts and work studios, in order to cultivate the cultural richness of the African Diaspora. In the African language of Tigrinya Alena translates to “We are here!”. Alena Museum declares that “We are here” by providing membership-based access for artists of the African Diaspora to create original work and keep dedicated space for creative expression, in the face of the rapid displacement of these communities as a result of gentrification. We run a series of programs to build the skills of artists and creative entrepreneurs so they can successfully run their social enterprises, increase their collective cultural assets, and maintain a presence in their communities. Our purpose is to empower our community so they may be active players in mitigating the displacement and marginalization of artists and entrepreneurs of the African Diaspora.

Organization

ALENA MUSEUM

Address

p.o. box 3148

OAKLAND

Phone

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