Oakland Tech is committed to our work on increasing equity, expanding Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and augmenting the voices of our scholars.
Beginning in February, the OUSD Equity Team, Black Student Union and Community School Partners are hosting an Art and Writing Competition.

Please use these application links:



ALL applications will be accepted.

There will be a 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) place prize per grade level.

Opportunities – Student Voices

The Student Voices Campaign utilizes the power of arts education to amplify student voice, encouraging school and community leaders to take students’ perspective into consideration when making decisions that affect students.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the Student Voices Campaign invites California public school students to submit works of art from across all arts disciplines that address important community issues and respond to the question: How Will You Use Your Creativity to Impact Your School and Community?

Students deserve equitable access to a well-rounded education with full access to the arts as mandated by California law. They also deserve a seat at the table when it comes to conversations that affect them and the earlier youth are civically engaged, the stronger their commitment to our democracy will be.
Please join us on Nov.19th for the 2020-2021 Student Voices Campaign launch webinar to learn more about the campaign and how you can support youth voice in your community.

To Register follow this link: https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/ISUrCwI1X2Jk5jIG1lbZVg

Opportunities – Youth Arts Contest

Imagine a celebrity performing your original song, dance, or writing!
On October 24, Arts for Oakland Kids will be hosting an online Made In Oakland Variety Show.
Celebrities and dignitaries will be performing original works created by Oakland students.
From July 14-August 10 we are holding a contest to find the original works that the celebrities will perform!

Contest details, information on prizes, and a link to the submission form are included below.
All submissions are due online by August 10, 2020 before midnight.
Proceeds from the variety show will fund grants to Bay Area arts organizations and teaching artists who provide arts education in Oakland’s schools.

If you are Oakland student aged 4-18, or you know a youth artist that might like to participate, please see below and share this information
We can’t wait to see all of your brilliant works!