Randolph Belle

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RBA Creative is a design, communications and consulting firm, which provides a comprehensive offering of services for corporate, government and nonprofit clients. 

CREATIVE SERVICES

Our creative services include graphic design, along with web development and media production through a host of talented affiliated creative professionals. In addition to creative services, RBA provides a full range of print services including marketing and collateral materials, publications, tradeshow displays, large format outputs and fine art reproductions.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONSULTING SERVICES

Our consulting practice includes work in the areas of the arts, economic and community development. Drawing upon strong, cross-sectoral relationships and deep trust, we have developed specialties in community outreach and engagement, real estate and managed arts integration. Through the guidance of RBA Creative, our clients are able to forge strong partnerships and reach diverse communities while providing innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Accomplishments

  • Principal, Randolph Belle, founded the first art gallery in the now-bustling Oakland Uptown District in 1998- Oakland Art [dot] Com was a business development center for the arts, hosting critically acclaimed exhibits, providing printing and web services, and technical assistance to artists and arts organizations
  • Led the Arts and Culture program development team for the construction of the Ashland Youth Center, which included facilitating a year of meetings with youth, school and district officials, community based organizations and government agencies 

  • Participated on the team that facilitated a multi-million dollar community benefits agreement on the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, which included campaign design and development, community outreach, inter-agency coordination, meeting facilitation, technical assistance and reporting

  • Participated on the team that facilitated community benefits agreement on the Oak-to-Ninth Street Development (Brooklyn Basin), which included campaign design and development, community outreach, inter-agency coordination, meeting facilitation and technical assistance

  • Designed and implemented a community outreach and tenant attraction campaign for a St. Vincent DePaul retail development, Redux in Alameda, CA, which reached 80% capacity as a result.

  • Developed programming, outreach and communications materials for the offices of the presidents at Laney and Merritt Colleges in the Peralta Community College District, and developed a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy for Merritt College to recruit students from diverse communities

  • Directed a family/community art program called 100 Families, which provided arts activities and access to community resources to low-income neighborhood residents in four neighborhoods in Oakland- Fruitvale, East Oakland, West Oakland and Chinatown and included intensive community engagement, meeting facilitation and interagency coordination

  • Launched pilot 100 Families program in the Bayview Hunters Point area of San Francisco with funding through the United Way, with low-income residents at the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club, Urban Services YMCA and Joseph Lee Recreation Center

  • Designed and produced marketing, communications and conference materials for the National Council of Black American Affairs, a national affiliate organization of the American Council of Community Colleges serving community college administrators

  • Led the technical assistance initiative InfoAlameda.org (East Bay Resource Center for Nonprofit Support), an effort to coordinate government agencies, community based organizations and technical assistance consultants to implement training programs, which served over 3,000 nonprofit organizations in Alameda County


OUR SPACE

In addition to serving as the business headquarters for RBA Creative, we also use the space as a place to convene diverse sectors of the community and advance the creative economy. We like to think of the space as a business development center for the arts -- fertile ground for making new and productive connections and a place for artists and creatives to thrive in their work.

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CO-WORKING SPACE AVAILABLE FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL

RBA Creative provides access to shared work space for creatives with the goal of creating a mutually beneficial and supportive environment with an opportunity for business development. Benefits of membership include access to exhibition and production space, wifi and printers, shared marketing services, discounts on business services and workshops, and flexible hours. 

CANDIDATES

Ideal candidates for co-working at RBA include studio artists and photographers with an active practice; experienced multimedia and web developers with an existing corporate and nonprofit client base; nonprofit cultural institutions; and consultants  working in the creative economy. Geared to individuals and groups who are ready to take the next step in building their creative enterprise, RBA provides fertile ground with significant business development resources.

FACILITY

The facility is located in a highly visible, ground level, storefront in the Laurel Merchant District on MacArthur Blvd. The District is home to many new businesses and restaurants, and the surrounding neighborhood demographic is well aligned for a successful creative anchor site.


MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES (Introductory Prices)

Studio Production- $250

  • 10 hours of studio rental

  • Scheduled client meeting time

  • 10% off fine art reproduction and business services

  • Additional studio time at member rate of $15/hour

  • Co-working hours from 9 am-6 pm- $25/month

Exhibitors- $75

  • 4 interchangeable works of art

  • Scheduled client meeting time

  • Low 10% commission on sales initiated by RBA Creative

  • Member rate of $25/hour for studio rental for copy work- paintings, sculpture, products

  • 10% off fine art reproduction and business services

  • Co-working hours from 9 am-6 pm- $25/month


RBA CREATIVE CO-WORKING INTEREST FORM

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Include general overview, years in business, primary clientele (corporate, nonprofit, other), services provided, specialties and required facilities.

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STUDIO, WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL EVENT SPACE RENTAL

RBA Creative's studio space is available for rent daily and hourly, along with special events and workshops. Amenities include continuous lighting, seamless backdrop, media screen, food prep and changing areas.

Studio Rental

Hourly rate for non-members- $35
4 hour block- $120

Workshops and Special Events and

4 hour block- $300

 

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions at RBA Creative include a range of member's work and other local fine artists. We also make our front display window available for installations by local artists and community groups.

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ABOUT RBA Creative

RBA Creative was founded by Randolph Belle in 2007. Randolph's wife, Erica, joined the family business in 2017 to assist with an expansion. RBA is proud to be affiliated with a host of businesses that enable them to provide a comprehensive offering of creative and consulting services. 

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Erica and Randolph Belle

Erica and Randolph are the principals of RBA Creative - Erica serving as Chief Operating and Finance Officer and Randolph- enough has been said about him elsewhere on this site. Let's give it a break.

Photo credit: Gene Dominique

Photo credit: Gene Dominique

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Mason Tillman Associates, LTD.

Kelley is the owner of Nayo Partners and is a valued partner with expertise in technical assistance, social marketing and business development.

Mason Tillman Associates is a trusted collaborator, providing a national presence and a wealth of planning, research and outreach experience.