Strategic Capacity Building and Audience Engagement Plan, 2017–2018

People’s Kitchen Collective, Oakland

What we did: Engagement | Planning

Worked with leadership team to develop an organizational capacity building strategy focused on presenting the People’s Kitchen Collective as a thought leader in the civic dialogue regarding art, activism, and food-social justice. The planning project focused on audience engagement for the dinner series: From the FARM, to the KITCHEN, to the TABLE, to the STREETS. The organization aims to utilize this series, which garnered significant support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Open Spaces initiative, to build brand awareness, expand overall program participation, and cultivate broader support. ArtRise also worked with the leadership team to consider partnerships and networks related to People’s Kitchen Collective events and content that could extend the program’s influence and distribution channels, and expand its target audiences. In May of 2018, the People’s Kitchen Collective successfully hosted To The STREETS, a dinner for 500 on Magnolia Street in Oakland.

Project Team

ArtRise Projects
Marnie Burke de Guzman, Principal—Strategic Capacity Building Counsel

People’s Kitchen Collective
Sita Bhaumik, Co-founder
Jocelyn Jackson, Co-founder
Saqib Keval, Co-founder

Image Credits

All images from To The Streets dinner on Magnolia Street in Oakland.
Bottom left: Co-founders of People’s Kitchen Collective, Sita Bhaumik and Jocelyn Jackson.