Cities around the Bay Area have set aside funding to support the arts through a variety of initiatives. For instance, in several cities, during the permit process a percentage of the overall construction budget is allocated to fund the arts. This gives local artists and design teams an opportunity to add a focal point or create an area of interest where there may have not been funding to do so in the past. Whether it is a private sculptural installation in the lobby of a building, a local public garden, or even an interactive public light display, there are many opportunities for artists & designers to get involved and keep the arts alive and thriving in our communities.
If you have a vision for one of your projects, there are a multitude of grant/ funding opportunities that could make it feasible. Many of the local municipalities have monthly meetings open to interested parties as well as a newsletter that outlines new opportunities. We have shared some resources for your reference.
Art In Public Places
T: (510) 596-4382
Alyssa Ventre, Commission Secretary
or (415) 252-2255
Artists can sign up for the newsletter here: firstname.lastname@example.org