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BERKELEY CIVIC ARTS PROGRAM

The Civic Arts Program supports a culturally vibrant and diverse arts ecosystem within the City of Berkeley by:

• Funding grants to artists, arts organizations, and festivals.
• Providing opportunities for artists to create and display work in the public realm.
• Ensuring equitable access to high quality arts and culture for residents and visitors alike.

To receive information and announcements about the City of Berkeley's Civic Arts Program please sign up for our newsletter.

To contact the Civic Arts Program, send email to
civicarts@cityofberkeley.info or call (510) 981-7539.

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CURRENT CIVIC ARTS PROGRAM UPDATES

BERKELEY ARTS RECOVERY GRANTS FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS & FESTIVALS
The Berkeley Arts Recovery Grants (BARG) for Organizations & Festivals are funded through a one-time allocation by Berkeley City Council of American Rescue Plan Act dollars to support the recovery of Berkeley’s arts sector. This fund will provide one-time grants available to Berkeley-based nonprofit and fiscally sponsored arts organizations and festivals to help them sustainably recover from the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding may be used to mitigate an arts organization’s economic loss, implement COVID-19 prevention tactics, and procure consulting and marketing services to bolster the organization financially for future sustainability. Grant awards will range from $3,000 to $33,000 and will be based upon the scoring criteria that centers cultural equity. Grant applications open on November 9 and the deadline to apply is December 9, 2021 by 5 PM. Learn more and apply online

APPLICATION WEBINAR FOR BERKELEY ARTS RECOVERY GRANTS
View the recording of the application webinar that was held on Wednesday, November 17, 6 – 7:30 PM.

BERKELEY ART WORKS PROJECTS GRANTS
The Berkeley Art Works Projects grant program has provided funding for dozens of artists, performers, and community members to created temporary public art projects throughout Berkeley that bolster collective resilience and recovery from the effects of COVID-19. Learn more

BART PLAZA SOUND INSTALLATION
Coming soon! New sound installation, The Moments Before by Margaret Noble presented on the Downtown Berkeley BART plaza. More Information 

CUBE SPACE EXHIBITION  
Trans Boxing: Remote Picturesis a site-specific installation created by Nolan Hanson and Ada Jane McNulty for the Cube Space located on the ground floor of the Center Street Garage on Addison Street near Milvia in the heart of the arts district in Downtown Berkeley. The exhibition is on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from August 21 through December 19, 2021. More Information

OTHER CIVIC ART PROGRAM INFORMATION
Civic Arts Commission and Committees 
Civic Arts Grants
Public Art Projects and Civic Art Collection 
Public Art in Private Development 
Cultural Plan, Reports, and Studies

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