Eastside Arts Alliance/Eastside Cultural Center
The EastSide Arts Alliance (ESAA) is an organization of artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color who live and/or work in the San Antonio district of Oakland. We are committed to working in the San Antonio and other Oakland neighborhoods to support a creative environment that improves the quality of life for our communities and advocates for progressive, systemic social change.
EastSide Arts Alliance uses the voice of art and culture to nurture a genuinely multi-cultural community that benefits all people in our neighborhood and provides creative opportunities for youth and adults to share their own cultural traditions and innovations. We present community workshops, events, and festivals at which individuals learn to use the arts as a way to identify and express their views on issues which affect their lives, as well as the life and health of the community they live in.
Through progressive programming and cultural organizing, EastSide Arts Alliance promotes community sustainability for future generations through self-determination, political and cultural awareness, and leadership development.