A project of One Future Arts Alliance
In association with Berkeley-Built and the West Berkeley Design Loop
See the most current updates at Facebook/CommotionWB
MARCH 2023 REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN. SEE BELOW.
Projects from 2022
Styling the Future
A student-led sustainable fashion show
Helena Udall and her crew brought the red carpet to West Berkeley in May. Students salvaged or designed and sewed the clothing, walked the runway, and produced the event, including live music, vendors, and refreshments.
Jeronimus Alley Art Project
The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association (BPWA) in partnership with Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) gathered community input to first produce mural content guidelines, then commissioned Pancho Pescador to lead a crew of youth artists to produce a very long beautiful mural in the alley north of Cedar Street, featuring Ohlone imagery with local plants and animals.
Do you want cool things to happen in the neighborhood? Commotion West Berkeley crowd-funds exciting projects like murals, community gardens, parklets, public art, pop-up events, etc.
Pay into the fund (in monthly installments) and you’ll be invited to the private events where we'll decide which projects get funded.
Or propose a project and perhaps we'll help you bring it to fruition.
Sound like fun? It won’t happen unless you step up.
Together we can be a force for community engagement.
One Future Arts Alliance is a non-profit 501c3 organization,
tax ID no. 88-3057601. Donations are tax deductible.
We are a group of enthusiasts for our community.
We want to see things happen and we are willing to pay it forward to get things started. We support projects that foster community, pride of place, buzz, excitement, fun, quirkiness, and design. We’d like to see more of that in our neighborhood.
Lawrence Grown, Metro Lighting
Christa Rybczynski, Metro Lighting
Julie McCray, SHOH Gallery
Jill McCoy, Visual Jill
Joe Cordes, AutoMate Scientific
Noll & Tam Architects
Scott McGlashan, McGlashan Architecture
Emily Morgan, Ashby Lumber
Todd Jersey Architecture
Anni Tilt, Arkin Tilt Architects
Laura Leaverton, Berkeley arts enthusiast
Brian Rocha, Ashby Lumber
Other contributors include: Jim Guthrie: Hub+Weber Architects, Sean Kenmore: Affinity Capital Advisors,
Reyna Bernstein, Diana Jensen, Rebecca Herman, Felipe Fernandez, Peter Fisher, and Cora Barnes.
Building community, one project at a time.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP MARCH 2023
CommotionWB exists to foster community engagement projects in West Berkeley.
In these challenging times we offer a small positive opportunity.
- We are seeking projects that bring people together to build pride-of-place and a better world.
- They might be fun, artful, and quirky, (pop-up events, etc.) or serious, political, and urgent (BLM, Support Turkey & Syria or Ukraine, etc.)
- We envision community gardens, murals, public art, and pop-up events to be among the types of projects we will fund.
- Our maximum grant is $3000, but we sometimes fund multiple smaller projects. The proposed grant amount can be the total project budget, or you can leverage this money to raise funds separately.
- Projects must be able to be completed within 3-6 months of the grant award.
- Projects will receive funding as determined by popular vote of the Commotion West Berkeley donors.
- Funding will be made or not made at the sole discretion of this group.
- Multiple projects might be funded, or the funds might be rolled over for future projects.
- Funding arrangements will depend upon the structure of the project.
- As a stipulation of reward, funding recipients will be required to certify that the funds will be expended as indicated in the proposal, provide receipts for expenditures, and will submit a project summary with photos and other relevant documentation of the project results.