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Individual Artists Project Grants support individual artists living and producing art in Berkeley culminating in a local public presentation of their work for the benefit of community within the grant period.
Applicants in this category may be awarded grant amounts of $4,000.

Please review the complete Grant Guidelines including eligibility requirements and restrictions, the application process, review criteria, application checklist, and timeline.

Please note that Individual Artist Grantees are not required to have a fiscal sponsor.

Completed applications must be submitted online no later than Monday, January 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM (PST).

Any questions, please contact Civic Arts Program civicarts@cityofberkeley.info
 

Civic Arts grant funds provide general operating support that is strategically targeted to: bolster the growth and stability of Berkeley’s arts community; support a wide array of nonprofit arts organizations, and arts programs of service nonprofits throughout the City of Berkeley; and empower and promote equitable representation of cultural perspectives that have been historically marginalized.  Please include in-kind on your application, but it should not be taken into account when calculating category eligibility.

Civic Arts Grants are now operating on a two-year grant cycle. Grant applications are only being accepted once every two years. Applications will be accepted in spring 2021 for the two-year cycle of FY22 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) and FY23 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). Grant award amounts determined through this process will be paid out to grantees on an annual basis contingent upon the allocation of funds from the City Council annually. 


Please review the complete Grant Guidelines including eligibility requirements and restrictions, as well as information on fiscal sponsors, the application process, review criteria, application checklist, and timeline.

Completed applications must be submitted online no later than Monday, January 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM (PST).

Any questions, please contact Civic Arts Program civicarts@cityofberkeley.info
 

 The purpose of the Festival Grant Program is to support community festivals and special events that: celebrate and preserve a rich variety of cultural opportunities for Berkeley’s residents; bolster the city’s vitality; and increase Berkeley’s visibility and reputation as a desirable destination for visitors. The Festival Grant Program supports a range of events throughout the City from small‐scale and first‐time events to large scale and established festivals. Festival Grant Program‐funded events must be open to the entire public and have at least some portion of the festival which is free admission, although festivals may include fee‐based access to select portions of the event.   

Public events may include socially distanced programming and events taking place in outdoor spaces if permitted by Health Orders, or digital productions and online/virtual on-line media.

Please review the complete Grant Guidelines including eligibility requirements and restrictions, as well as information on Fiscal Sponsors, the application process, review criteria, application checklist, and timeline.  

Completed applications must be submitted online no later than Monday, January 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM (PST). 


Any questions, please contact Civic Arts Program civicarts@cityofberkeley.info

City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development