Firehouse Art Collective

The Firehouse Art Collective was co-created by TomĀ Franco in 2004, and he became the sole director in 2008 as his on-going master work. The mission reads: Empowering the practice of artistry for the benefit of personal and community well-being. The main function is to provide spaces for artists to co-create a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. Over the years the collective spread across as many as six locations in Berkeley and Oakland, and has evolved with the increasing cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Members oversee artist studios and gallery spaces, the development of public art programs, affordable housing, feature films, plays and live music, murals and live art happenings.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2019