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  • Destiny Arts Center
    and thrive Collaborations are developed through personal and professional relationships with our board and staff and result in projects and performances resource sharing direct service and referrals The following description of partners and collaborators are a sample of the groups and organizations that share Destiny s values in one form or another and that forge a strong support team for artists staff students and their families Alliance for Climate Education Alliance for Girls Art Esteem of the Attitudinal Healing Connection Art IS Education Alameda County Office of Education American Conservatory Theater Bay Area Community Resources Bay Area Women Against Rape Bioneers Black Choreographers Commonweal Crosspulse Dance Brigade East Bay Agency for Children East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Gamelan Sekar Jaya Generation Five Green Festival Green Sangha Grrl Brigade Impact HUB Oakland La Clinica Laney College Theater Department The Mosaic Project Multiethnic Education Program Museum of Children s Art The Niroga Institute Oakland Leaf Our Family Coalition People s Grocery Partners for Youth Empowerment Prescott Circus Theater BANDALOOP Raks Africa big bellied girls doing big things SPACE Near and Arnold s School of Performing Arts Culture Speak Out Story Bridges Studio B Films The

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  • Destiny Arts Center
    Arts Center partners with local regional and national businesses and organizations to increase visibility in the communities we serve Sponsorship opportunities are available to suit a variety of corporate and socially responsible endeavors Event and performance sponsorships are limited See below for more information about our reach our communities and past events and sponsorships our communities Destiny Arts Center reaches over 20 000 students families and audience members annually at dozens of performances throughout the Bay Area Our reach is broad in scope bringing the arts to communities that otherwise have little or no access to the arts During the 2014 15 academic year youth at Destiny Arts Center performed at over 30 events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including the One Billion Rising and the Oakland Rotary Main Event at the Paramount Theater To discuss a tailored sponsorship opportunity please contact Jennifer Cates at 510 597 1619 ext 105 or jennifer destinyarts org What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny Alice Walker Author poet feminist and activist Follow Us Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetuer adipiscing elit Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor Programs Classes Camps at Our Center Destiny in Schools Community Workshops Classes for Adults

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  • Destiny Arts Center
    able to provide services to youth regardless of their families ability to pay We believe That youth are inherently good That based on the social and political climate of today young people experience isolation violence and prejudice in their lives That youth respond favorable to love and positive reinforcement That everyone has a unique voice and that each voice is equally important That when communities take active responsibility for the struggles as well as the successes of all its young people youth and thus communities are more likely to thrive our history More than two decades ago our founders had a dream to create a space where young people could learn to prevent violence in their lives and share a message of peace with their communities Our founding Executive Director Kate Hobbs was adamant that all youth learn the basic skills needed to keep themselves safe She and founding Martial Arts Director Sifu Anthony Daniels both black belt martial artists worked together to create Destiny Arts Center De Escalation Skills Training Inspiring Non violence in Youth tailoring it to meet the unique needs of Oakland s children In 1988 Destiny began programs at local elementary schools providing intensive martial arts and deescalation training during after school hours The program quickly expanded into center based after school and weekend programs for youth ages 3 18 in traditional martial arts which included meditation rigorous physical training sparring and judo within a formal belt system and skill building for peaceful conflict resolution In 1990 in an effort to provide even more relevant movement based violence prevention programming Sarah Crowell was invited to set the groundwork for Destiny s now vibrant dance program All dance and martial arts students learned the tenets of the Warrior s Code and the practical self defense and conflict

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  • Destiny Arts Center
    phone email 2 A brief artist statement including your past performance work and why you are applying to this residency 300 word max 3 Contact information for two references who know your creative work 4 3 Performing Art Work Samples Links or copies of images audio and video samples are accepted Applicants will be contacted by phone before Tues Jan 12 regarding the status of their application Residency Rehearsal Dates Tuesdays Thursdays 6 30 9pm at Destiny Arts Center Jan 1 14 1 19 1 21 1 26 1 28 Feb 2 2 2 4 2 9 2 11 2 16 2 18 2 23 2 25 March 3 1 3 3 3 8 3 10 3 15 3 17 3 22 3 24 3 29 3 31 April 4 5 4 7 4 12 4 14 4 19 4 21 4 26 Show Dates Friday April 22 Saturday April 23 at 7pm Call time for the show is 12pm on both days Resident Stipend 1 200 Residents must be able to attend all rehearsal and show dates in order to receive stipend Two excused absences per residency are allowed Mentor Teaching Artists India Davis multidisciplinary work is magnanimous A trained acrobat and aerialist India combines physical feats with dance to illustrate the breadth of her inspirations India is a graduate of Antioch College where she received a BA in Theater as well as the New England Center for Circus Arts Pro Track program where she studied with former Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloize performers Elsie and Serenity Smith Bill Forchion and Aimée Hancock Also skilled in moving image and writing India has been a solo and collaborative creator of numerous productions including a one woman show a full length queer musical and an Afro futuristic short film about a water spirit s journey through the desert She is the co producer of Topsy Turvy Queer Circus which was featured as part of the 2013 2014 and 2015 National Queer Arts Festivals and sold out the Brava Theater in San Francisco every year She is a founding member dancer and choreographer of Body Waves a queer Black acrobatic dance collective located in Oakland India is currently in a four month residency which will culminate in a solo show incorporating pole dance and film in January 2016 India s visionary work has been seen across the country and abroad and is always guided by themes of multi dimensionality spirit and the link between legacy timelessness and future manifestation through the body India lives in Oakland CA and teaches wildly popular aerial acrobatic and pole classes including classes specifically for Queer and Trans People of Color throughout the Bay Area rubydiamondarts com Indira Allegra is a poet and performance artist thinking through craft generating texts that exist as material documents and time based works An artist with an expanded practice she is a recipient of Queer Cultural Center and Oakland Individual Artist grants has been honored with the Jackson Literary Award

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  • Destiny Arts Center
    chart below when considering your monthly payment and contribute generously Once registered monthly payments are due on the 1st of of the month All families are strongly encouraged to establish an auto pay or automatic monthly payment from a Visa MasterCard or Discover card Refunds are not guaranteed and are considered on a case by case basis only Program Areas All Destiny Arts Center classes are arranged according to three program areas Dance Martial Arts and Performance Companies by audition only Students who wish to register for both Martial Arts and Dance classes must pay a sliding scale fee of 12 180 for each program area Within each area students are able to take an unlimited amount of classes appropriate to their age group Please see our Classes Camps page for more detailed descriptions Martial arts students grades K up must sign up for a minimum of 2 days per week Dance students must sign up for both days of our weekday Tuesday and Thursday classes Policies and Releases All releases and waivers must be completed and are included in the registration documents Early Arrival Policy Students should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start time of their first class Once a student arrives at Destiny Arts Center they are not permitted to leave until the completion of their class day or by parent caregiver consent Students should arrive prepared for class with their uniforms and any food water or gear they require Enrollment Guarantee Policy Registration and regular attendance is required for all students We are happy to offer free trial classes to new students but enrollment is not guaranteed until completed registration materials and payment are submitted Enrollment may be suspended or terminated for poor attendance or nonpayment If you plan to be absent or are unable to pay your monthly dues please contact program staff at our office as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements Penalties and Refunds Policy Refunds are not guaranteed and are considered on a case by case basis A 20 fee for returned checks or late payments will be assessed Pick Up Policy Destiny Arts Center expects parents caregivers or an authorized person to pick up students no later than 15 minutes after the end of their class day We will call the primary contact after 15 minutes and will place calls to the secondary contact and the emergency contact listed until we reach someone If a child is not picked up within an hour of their class ending we will consider this Child Neglect and will contact the Oakland Police Department at 510 777 3333 Student Leave Policy Destiny Arts Center must receive prior parent caregiver permission for a student to walk or take public transportation when departing at the end of their class day Destiny Arts Center is not responsible for these students once they leave the building Waiver of Liability Families must sign a waiver of Liability for their student s to attend and participate

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  • Destiny Arts Center
    year to Raise the Roof Including our Haas Fund grant we raised another 168 260 towards the purchase and renovation of our new home including a 15 000 grant from our friends at the Piedmont Community Church November 2012 Photo Destiny s Executive Director gives thanks with the seller of 967 Stanford and they sign the documents initiating the purchase of our new facility The Board Meeting At our November board meeting the seller met our board and we toasted with cider the board s resolution to purchase the unit at 967 Stanford Avenue Thanks Karen Hester board member for taking the photo Photo From L to R Rick Butler DAC Board Sam Katzen Seller Bob Cheatham Board Cristy Johnston Limón Executive Director David Riemer Board VP and Dennis Smith Board President 2012 We found our Destiny Knowing we could only afford a 7 500 square foot space we were pleasantly surprised when the owners of this facility pictured below were willing to sell us 7 500 of this 9 800 square foot warehouse Let s make a deal Photo An interior shot of the perfect warehouse space for our programs High ceilings lots of open space to build studios skylights and existing offices And only 1 2 mile from our current location Home sweet home 2011 Transition and growth With Reneé Heider s reluctant departure thank you for your service Reneé and the appointment of Cristy Johnston Limón as Destiny s new Executive Director the campaign enters its second year raising another 133 983 towards our goal of 800 000 As we continued looking for the right space we came across a facility we d first explored in 2009 As talks resumed the possibility of leasing a near 10 000 square foot space became a possibility Destiny contracted the Northern California Community Loan Fund NCCLF to conduct a financial feasibility analysis to ensure Destiny was not stretching beyond our capacity to pursue such a big space NCCLF s findings confirmed that a 7 500 square foot space was the most financially feasible option for the size of our budget staffing and organizational capacity A fundraising gap of over 400 000 was also identified by our consultant subsequently our board and development team put the campaign into high gear 2010 The year of the volunteer With the Raise the Roof campaign under way Destiny Arts Center establishes six volunteer committees to support the campaign These professionals work to create marketing materials plan events support earned income strategies and strengthen the organizational infrastructure of a growing arts organization Destiny Arts Center wins the Neighborhood Builder Award by Bank of America a 200 000 general operating grant to support Destiny s operations As the campaign continues Destiny board and staff keep searching for the right facility to house our programs Obstacles such as high rents short term leases structural or seismic issues crop up as dozens of sites are vetted and dismissed The right place to lease or purchase eludes us Our

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  • Destiny Arts Center
    to yoram yabemedia com explaining who you are including your age and your interest in the program Please make sure to mention any specific interest you might have in photo video music dance martial arts journalism writing political activism and travel First Session Dates Workshop Tuesdays Thursdays 5 30 7 30pm 18 24 year olds Open Lab Wednesdays 4 30 6 30pm 13 24 year olds welcome Session 1 begins January 5th 2016 Calendar Week 1 1 5 1 6 1 7 Week 2 1 12 1 13 1 14 Week 3 1 19 1 20 Week 4 Independent Study Week 5 2 2 2 3 2 4 Week 6 2 9 2 10 2 11 Week 7 2 16 2 17 2 18 Week 8 2 23 2 24 2 25 Apprentice Stipend Each advanced apprentice will receive a 650 stipend for their completed participation Equipment Check Out Apprentices will have the ability to check out professional photo and video equipment in order to complete their individual and group projects Mentor Teaching Artist Yoram Savion is the co founder of Yak Films a worldwide street dance film crew For the past 5 years Yoram has been working with his team to build a network of dancers and music artists that meet at live events around the world and share their talents online After graduating from UC Berkeley he worked full time at the Youth UpRising center in East Oakland teaching multmedia literacy and production After the viral success of one of his many collaborations with the legendary Turf Feinz dance crew Yoram and his student Kash Gaines also a former Destiny student launched Yak Films to bring community focused multimedia to a global audience The goal is now to share knowledge professional skills and opportunities with the next generation

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  • Destiny Arts Center
    Circle Donor Spotlight Volunteer Partner Sponsor Donate I can spot a Destiny Arts dancer from a mile away they view performance as a forum for expressing the best parts of themselves Linda Carr Dance Director Berkeley High School Watch Videos Register Today Join our mailing list Programs Classes Camps at Our Center Destiny in Schools Community Workshops Classes for Adults Professional Development Services Performance Companies Emerging Artist Program Space Rentals

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