The Crucible

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Crucible is a non-profit arts education organization that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry, and community.

Based in West Oakland, the facility offers training in the fine and industrial arts, promoting creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design, while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public in the Bay Area. Known for one-of-a-kind industrial arts education programs, The Crucible is also highly regarded for its innovative performances.

The Crucible inspires creativity in everyone and welcomes all skill levels and creative visions. It offers hands-on educational experiences in its uniquely safe, welcoming, non-competitive environment. There are consistently excellent, graduated learning programs that engage students‚ from beginners to experts‚ and faculty from around the world.

The Crucible works to break down barriers for those who perceive the industrial arts as inaccessible. It fosters a sense of belonging for its students and community members and helps them to create rich connections and to support one another through the process of creative development.

Performing arts and events that demonstrate Crucible creativity and learning are an integral part of its program activities.

The Sam Mazza Foundation granted support to the Crucible in 2015.  To find out more about this educational and inspirational organization, visit