Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
Pro Arts
150 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Oakland CA 94612  
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.

Pro Arts shows contemporary art in all its forms. Through our interdisciplinary approach to curating, which fosters collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas, we champion new art practices and emerging forms of cultural production. We remain rooted in the local art scene, committed to openness, inclusivity and the advancement of universal access to art and culture.

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.

Pro Arts’ public programs consist of exhibitions, performances, literary and film events, lectures and discussions thus allowing for a diverse array of interested audiences to become acquainted with the latest developments in contemporary art. In 2016, Pro Arts began hosting two new professional development programs: Studio Lab Curatorial and Studio Lab Artist Residency Programs. These new programs provide emerging curators and artists with the opportunity to develop and expand their curatorial and artistic professional practice.

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.
https://proartsgallery.org/

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, February 25 2018 7:30 PM
USUFRUCT

Usufruct (YOO-zoo-fruckt) is the right of the people to harvest the fruits of common property. The duo Usufruct, consisting of flutist, composer, vocalist/improviser Polly Moller Springhorn and computer musician Tim Walters, deconstructs, lovingly reassembles, and improvises around found texts and musical materials in the public domain.
www.usufructmusic.com
https://vauxflores.com/vf-industrial/windfall/

Pitta Of The Mind

Pitta of the Mind is the duo of Amanda Chaudhary and Maw Shein Win, combining poetry with abstract electronic music. Their highly theatrical performances each center around a theme that is explored via text, sound and visuals.
www.amandchaudhary.com/potm
https://www.facebook.com/pittaofthemind/

MURDER MURDER

Murder Murder is a long-standing project of "sax maniac" Paul Costuros of San Francisco, that applies an anarchic hardcore ethos to the free jazz genre. For the past 15+ years, alongside Paul, Murder Murder has featured a rotating cast of local underground musicians (from the classically trained to the self taught), many of whom know nothing about playing jazz. The band has toured Europe and Japan, as well as playing its fair share of local clubs, warehouses, and squats. The "absolutely no guitars!" rule may have been broken once or twice, but is mostly enforced.
http://totalshutdown.com/murdermurder.html
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