44 Berkeley Arts Programs Receive Grants

Bea Karnes

BERKELEY, CA — Alameda County has distributed $900,000 to 157 Alameda County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations through its Arts Relief Grant Program, including dozens here in Berkeley.

The CARES Act-funded grant program was established to help organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The County recognizes that arts and cultural organizations are an essential part of our community and an instrumental aspect of our economic recovery,” said Melissa Wilk, Alameda County Auditor-Controller.

The grants range in size from $3,150 to $15,750. All qualifying applicants received an award. The size of each grant was based on the organization’s operating budget.

Here are the local grant recipients:

Berkeley —

  • Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, $3,150

  • Ashkenaz, $6,300

  • Aurora Theatre Company, $12,600

  • Bay Area Book Festival, $9,450

  • Bay Area Children's Theatre, $15,750

  • Berkeley Ballet Theater, $9,450

  • Berkeley Playhouse, $15,750

  • Berkeley Rep, $15,750

  • Berkeley Symphony, $12,600

  • Black Repertory Group, $3,150

  • BrasArte, $3,150

  • California Jazz Conservatory, $15,750

  • Capoeira Arts Foundation, $3,150

  • Cazadero Music Camp, $9,450

  • Central Works, $3,150

  • Chora Nova, $3,150

  • Crowden Music Center, $15,750

  • David Brower Center, $12,600

  • Freight & Salvage, $15,750

  • Gamelan Sekar Jaya, $3,150

  • Habitot Children’s Museum, $6,300

  • IMPOP ‐ Intelligent Minds Positive on Purpose, $3,150

  • Indra’s Net Theater, $3,150

  • Inferno Theatre, $3,150

  • Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, $15,750

  • Kala Art Institute, $9,450

  • Luna Dance Institute, $6,300

  • PlayGround, $6,300

  • Poetry Flash, $3,150

  • Ruth Botchan Dance Company Western Sky, $3,150

  • Sacred & Profane Chamber Chorus, $3,150

  • Shotgun Players, $12,600

  • Small Press Distribution, $9,450

  • The Beat Berkeley Performing Arts, $3,150

  • The Berkeley FILM Foundation, $3,150

  • The Starry Plough, $3,150

  • The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, $15,750

  • TheatreFIRST, $3,150

  • Today’s Future Sound, $3,150

  • Wee Poets, $3,150

  • West Edge Opera, $6,300

  • Young People’s Chamber Orchestra, $3,150

  • Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Association, $3,150

  • Youth Musical Theater Company, $3,150


This article originally appeared on the Berkeley Patch