In 2018, Community Vision partnered with SVCreates and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to develop the concept for ArtsWeb, a new online Bay Area arts hub. ArtsWeb is building a network of creative ecosystems based on trust and will provide navigation, facilitation and market-making support to unmapped creatives and business service providers in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties during its multi-year pilot, through December 2022.

Last Fall we announced Zakiya Harris as the Arts Business Navigator for Alameda County’s ArtsWeb cohort. Today, we’re excited to share that ArtsWeb’s pilot cohorts launched earlier this month. The Alameda County cohort is centered around Black creative leadership in Oakland and is focused on three areas: Cooperative Models, Real Estate Acquisition, and Integrated Back Office. The cohort members include:

Cooperative Models

Advisors: Center for Cultural Innovation, Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative, Anna Schneiderman, Sustainable Economies Law Center

Real Estate Acquisition

Advisors: Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), Community Vision

Integrated Back Office

Advisors: East Bay Community Foundation’s Black Led Organizing Initiative, ASCEND:BLO, The Alliance For Community Development, Black Economic Network, Haven of Hope, Alkebulan Financial Solutions LLC.


Visit to sign up for updates and to learn more about ArtsWeb’s regional councils, steering committee, and theory of change.