Category: Blog

Thank You, SmartyStreets

The Crucible would like to give a special thanks to SmartyStreets (www.smartystreets.com) for their donation of address verification services. As with most non-profits, our amazing programs and events are supported in a large way by things we send through the mail. Catalogs, invitations, fundraising appeals… The Crucible maintains a community of roughly 20,000 people, many […]

Artists of The Crucible at Peralta Junction

Peralta Junction’s Pop-Up Creative Commons has become a hive of weekend activity in West Oakland. Movies, music, dancing… Each weekend as the doors open up inquisitive visitors are treated to art, food trucks, performances and a special booth of artists from The Crucible showing (and selling!) their wares. A few of the artists showing off […]

2012 Community Partnership Program

We’re  proud to announce the expansion of our Community Partners program. In 2011 the program offered tuition discounts to educators, and in 2012 we’ve expanded the program to include discounts for public educators, firefighters, police officers, active military, veterans, City of Oakland employees  and senior citizens. Participants in the Community Partners program receive 50% discount […]

How Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Five-Year Research Agenda, with a System Map and Measurement Model A little over five years ago, a group gathered at The Crucible for a formative workshop to talk about Art and it’s place in our society. That workshop sparked a study, which lead to this report. How Art Works […]

Peralta Junction

A Pop-Up Creative Commons in West Oakland featuring Art, Food Trucks, Performances, People & Pumpkins. Beginning October 4, 2012, the 24,000 square-foot vacant lot full of weeds at the corner of Mandela Parkway and West Grand will be transformed into a creative community space filled with art and commerce. For three months this fall, The […]

Public Art Project Call to Artists

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 26, 2012 (5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time)Applications should be sent to Steven Young, Executive Director at The Crucible via email, stevenyoung@thecrucible.org. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. ELIGIBILITYIn an effort to support The Crucible’s mission, priority will be given to artists residing in the Bay Area. PROJECT DESCRIPTIONIn partnership […]

Hot Couture 2013 Call for Artists

Something amazing is in the works at The Crucible. For the second time in our history, we’re launching an event bringing the creativity, skill and glamour of high fashion together with the strength, power and volatility of the industrial arts. Introducing HOT COUTURE: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire. As our 14th year anniversary event, […]

It’s Time to Sign Up for Youth Workshops!

While it’s true that most of courses we offer are geared towards an adult audience, youth programming still forms large portion of what happens at The Crucible. Inspiring creativity, responsibility, and an understanding of the way things work in youth is incredibly important to our operations. Not only do we offer regular courses geared towards […]

East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2012

The very core of The Crucible is about learning and doing: inspiring creativity in everyone, and unleashing their potential to make things. It’s no surprise then that you’ll find us at the 2012 East Bay Mini Maker Faire. If you like building / tinkering / fixing / prototyping / making things, block off October 14th […]

Hot couture: Call for Artists

The Crucible seeks submissions and team proposals from fashion designers and industrial artists for our January 2013 fashion show event. General Information Something amazing is in the works at The Crucible. For the second time in our history, we’re launching an event bringing the creativity, skill and glamour of high fashion together with the strength, […]

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