Arts and Culture for Social and Racial Justice

Organization Requirements

Eligibility Requirements For Organizations

  • Organizations applying must not have been an EBFA awardee during the 2020 calendar year
  • Organizations must have a budget under $2,000,000
  • You must be an organization located in Alameda or Contra Costa County
  • Commission must be for new works
  • Funding must be allocated to lead artists’ fees only
  • Commissioned artist(s) must be a Bay Area resident
  • We require an East Bay presentation of your work
  • Attend an EBFA presentation or view a webinar, if a new EBFA applicant
  • Organizations must be a 501c3 or have a fiscal sponsor
  • Exhibition spaces, performance presenters, media and arts organizations may apply

If you have any questions about eligibility, send an email to:

Grant Size

EBCF’s East Bay Fund for Artists Initiative will be awarding grants of $1,000-$16,000 for the commissioning of new works by Bay Area artists. Awardees must hold a public presentation of their work within a year of receiving the grant award.

EBFA will fund up to 75 percent of the total project budget. (For example, EBFA will fund up to $7,500 of a $10,000 project).

EBFA Review Process

Deadline: October 4, 2021 at 11:59pm

Late applications will not be accepted. Incomplete application maybe deemed ineligible
If you have any questions please contact Anyka Barber at or email

Panel Decision: Late November, 2021

The 2021 applications will be accepted beginning august 16, 2021 through october 4, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these FAQs about the application process: EBFA Frequently Asked Questions
If you have other questions, please email EBFA at

*Funds for the EBFA have been generously supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation and our generous individual donors.