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Steps to Apply for the Activate Oakland Event Sponsorship Program


Before you apply, make sure you are prepared:

  1. Make your plan. Ensure that your event idea aligns with the program goals and is located in an Oakland Commercial District.
  2. Collect the info you need to complete your application. This includes details about your event participants (vendors, performers, featured businesses, etc.).
  3. Prepare your budget. You are required to provide a detailed that includes the total expenses and revenue for all of the events in the series. It must include line-item programming costs; marketing costs, if applicable; and expected revenue sources other than the Activate Oakland sponsorship. Check your math! Here is a sample budget.
  4. Applications are now closed.