The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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CITY OF BERKELEY CIVIC ARTS GRANT PROGRAM

Alert: The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter at home through April 7, leaving only to receive or provide essential services.

All City buildings are closed to the public and all meetings have been canceled. This includes public grant review meetings for Civic Arts grants. To request scores and comments on applications, please email civicarts@cityofberkeley.info.

See cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus for more information and current recommendations from Berkeley Public Health.

Funding for Berkeley-based arts organizations, individual artist projects, and festivals taking place in Berkeley for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).
 

GRANT GUIDELINES

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Arts Organization Grants provide general operating support for a wide array of nonprofit arts organizations and arts programs of service nonprofits throughout Berkeley. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below:
Arts Organizations Guidelines 

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST PROJECTS
Individual Artist Project Grants support individual artists living and producing art in Berkeley culminating in a local public presentation of their work for the benefit of the community within the grant period. Grant funded projects may include: dance, music, theater, visual arts, social practice, media arts, film, and literary projects. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below: 
Individual Artists Grant Guidelines   

FESTIVALS
Festival Grants support community festivals and special events throughout the City of Berkeley from small-scale and first-time events to large scale and established festivals. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below: Festival Grant Guidelines

SCHEDULE Dates are subject to change
FY21 Grant Applications Open                          October 30, 2019
Technical Assistance Workshop                        November 18, 2019
Topic Workshop December 2019                       December 11, 2019
Grant Application Deadline                               January 16, 2020
Grants Panel Meetings                                      March-April 2020
Commission Approval of Award Amounts          April 22, 2020
Council Budget Approval                                   June 30, 2020
Award Notices and Invoices Sent                      July 2020

VENDOR FORMS
If awarded funding, first time grantees must submit the following forms to be established as payees within the City of Berkeley’s financial system. You are not required to submit these forms until you are notified of your grant award.
 Vendor Application Form 
 
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 City of Berkeley Logo 2019   

Right click on the logo to download or copy this image for promotional materials regarding your grant.

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