Public Art Project Grants to Support COVID-19 Recovery

Berkeley Art Works Projects is a grant program to fund visual and performing artists to implement temporary projects in the public realm throughout Berkeley in order to contribute to our community’s resilience and recovery from the effects of COVID-19. This initiative invites artists to create projects responding to one of the following themes:

  • Public health & wellbeing
  • Economic recovery & resilience
  • Community connection & belonging

Projects may include installations in empty storefronts; public health messaging graphics; creative game-like interactive projects; culturally specific or multilingual projects to promote COVID-19 safety; creative performances that comply with health orders; crosswalk murals; murals on boarded storefronts; projects honoring essential workers; neighborhood art projects that unite the community through creative expression; and any other project idea that both fits one of the program themes and complies with current physical distancing requirements to ensure that large groups do not gather at the art project.

Please review the complete Grant Guidelines including eligibility requirements, application process, review criteria, and project requirements.

There is no deadline to apply. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until program funds are exhausted.

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

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