BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT BUSINESS DISTRICT
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF OAKLAND
To advocate, organize, create, develop, implement, foster, and ensure the thriving of BAMBD, Oakland, CA through vigilant organizing, development of infrastructure, and the creation of mechanisms for stewardship and advocacy.
EQUITY, INCLUSION, EXCELLENCE, ENGAGEMENT, INTEGRITY & SERVICE.
BAMBD, CDC Organizing Pillars
Our goals include but are not limited to proactively working to help provide solutions to displacement by: Supporting the repurposing of, and life trusting/deed restricting property controlled but unused or underutilized by the city... [READMORE]
To create an environment that amplifies opportunity for artists, creative venues, business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, and attracts continued investment from public and private spheres... [READMORE]
ARTS AND CULTURE
To support the creation of a culturally informed Art's district that allows for the proliferation and sustaining of Black artist, Black businesses, and culturally informed retail... [READMORE]
ONLINE CULTURAL ARCHIVE
Collection of data, research, intellectual capital, for archival, to make the work accessible to the community and as a resource for research. To create, maintain, cultivate spaces of intellectual proliferation and dissemination of collective knowledge... [READMORE]
VITAL HUMAN SERVICES
Create interfaces that encourage community services that address the disproportionate suffering from a constellation of threats which include but are not limited to; Violence (both interpersonal and systemic), Cyclical trauma, Endemic poverty and income disparity Affordable medical care... [READMORE]
BAMBDFEST BIENNIAL 2023 INTERNATIONAL is a multi-day, multi-venue festival in celebration of the Black Arts Movement Business District, Black Arts & Culture, and economics in Oakland, CA. Founded in February 2019, produced by the Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc. in collaboration with BAMBD, CDC, funded by a Creative California Communities grant from the California Arts Council the festival was an annual event through August of 2021.
BAMBDFEST BIENNIAL 2023 INTERNATIONAL will be a hybrid international multi-media festival consisting of virtual and public performances with a concentration in Theater, Film, and Literature.
The events will include local and guest performances, readings, a book fair, a publication, film screenings, panel discussions, intellectual exchanges, lectures, installations, local history teach-ins, family and youth activities that animate public spaces.
Highlighting the best of Oakland's vibrant artistry with robust offerings of free and paid events activating public spaces, arts venues, and increasing foot traffic for small businesses BAMBDFEST BIENNIAL 2023 INTERNATIONAL will engage Oakland artist, the Black Arts Movement District, and diverse communities in an international celebration of Oakland, and its rich contributions to the internationally recognized Black Arts Movement, the State of California, and the world beyond.