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As a small organization like the Berkeley Art Center, volunteers can make all the difference. Whether you are greeting visitors, entering data, installing artwork, or giving time and money as a board member, your services are invaluable. At a time when many art spaces are struggling to stay open, it is crucial that the artists and visitors who benefit from our existence show their support and advocate for the survival of creative spaces. 

You can contribute in a variety of ways, either by joining the board of directors, gallery sitting, attending a work party, writing letters, and spreading the word. 

Please fill out this online survey to tell us more about how you would like to help. Prospective board members should submit a resume and brief summary of your interest in Berkeley Art Center. 

We look forward to meeting you!


BAC is looking for experienced art instructors to build engaging workshops for youth and adults. Our workshops are normally held on weekends from 1 - 4 pm and welcome families from the Berkeley area and beyond. Classes can be drop-in style or time specific and can range from simple to advanced. A stipend ($150) is provided for instructors and materials (up to $100) are provided by BAC. 

If you are interested in proposing a workshop, please provide the following in an email to programs@berkeleyartcenter.org

  • Contact info (name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
  • Images from past workshops and/or website link
  • aterials list and estimated budget
  • Detailed description of your workshop and final art project
  • Learning objectives and art project goals (i.e. how the project connects to BAC exhibitions or broader educational themes)


Our programming team currently accepts digital proposals from artists. Submit a brief letter of interest, CV, and representative color images in PDF format, no larger than 10 megabites to the Programs Department via email at programs@berkeleyartcenter.org. Include "Attn: Programs Department" in email subject line. Please allow six to nine months for the review process. Because of the large number of proposals we receive, we ask that you refrain from calling the gallery staff to inquire about the status of your materials; we will respond to you as soon as your review is complete.