Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
Community Collaborations


Community Collaborations is RPSC’s program launched in the summer of 2008 that seeks to bridge the gap between the arts community and the larger non-arts community in Oakland in order to make the arts accessible to all people and promote creative resourcefulness in under-served communities.

There are three components of this program:

  1. Partnerships with local community organizations and emerging artists to provide relevant arts education that promotes do-it-yourself self-reliant principles and entrepreneurship
  2. Promoting the exhibition of artists from under-served communities
  3. Integrating our classes, youth, retail, and gallery programming in order to enhance the ways people experience art, provide opportunities for entrepreneurship, and promote arts mentorship for youth, volunteers, and community.


We’ve had so many amazing collaborators! Some of our partners have included the following: First Place For Youth, Oakland Parks and Recreation, Oakland Public Library, MetWest High School, Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Saint Vincent de Paul, The Bikery, The Sudo Room, Kaiser Permanente, 924 Gllman, Phat Beets, Jack London Farmer’s Market, Mini Maker Faire, Faultline Artspace, Keep Oakland Beautiful, Mission Creek Music Festival, KALX, Oaklandish, Estria Foundation and the Estria Invitational Grafitti Battle, and so many more over the past 10 years.

Future Projects

We are currently seeking funding for Community Collaborations programming. Stay tuned for updates! If you are interested in donating or learning more about Community Collaborations, contact:     community at rpscollective dot org

Past projects have been generously supported through the help of our rocking volunteers, individual donors, the San Francisco Foundation, the Oakland City Council and City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, the Clorox Company Foundation, and The Open Circle Foundation.