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Artists, performers, and community members may apply for grant funding for temporary creative projects throughout Berkeley that bolster collective resilience and recovery from the effects of COVID-19. We are accepting applications for any project idea that both fits one of the program themes and complies with City Health Orders to ensure social distancing and community health and safety. Funded art projects must take place within the City of Berkeley, should be available to the public, have no infrastructural impact, and be easily reversible or removable. All funded applicants will be required to supply documentation of the completed artwork project.  


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

There is no deadline to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and projects will be unveiled throughout the city on a rolling basis until the $200,000 allocated for this program is exhausted.  

  1. Artist/Performer-Initiated Projects: The larger Berkeley Arts Works Project Grants will provide economic opportunities for Berkeley artists struggling during an economically challenging time and bolster Berkeley's cultural and economic vitality. This program will support projects with budgets between $1,000 and $10,000. Learn more and apply for artist/performer-initiated projects
  2. Microgrants: The smaller Berkeley Art Works Microgrants, available to Berkeley residents regardless of formal artistic training, will provide grants of up to $500 to support publicly accessible creative projects throughout Berkeley's neighborhoods. Learn more and apply for a microgrant   

Find out more by taking a look at the frequently asked questions.

Neighborhood groups, non-profit organizations, businesses, and merchant associations may submit an application to express interest in hosting one or more art projects in their public spaces. Learn more and apply to host a project

Are you an artist looking for a location for your Berkeley Art Works Project?!? Check out this list of locations compiled from an open call to our community. If you are interested in finding out more about a specific location, contact the Civic Arts Program for more information. Email inquiries to civicarts@cityofberkeley.info

See the current list of available locations looking for artwork 



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