COVID-19 Resources

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Relief for Bay Area Arts

We have an amazing opportunity to move some funds. Our founder/funder org The Hellerstein Foundation has offered a matching grant of up to $20,000 to support two of our partner art organizations, as well as individual artists who have lost significant income because of shelter in place.

You can participate in three ways - give, apply to receive, and share!


The matching grant means that every dollar you donate to the cause will be doubled!

The partner organizations we are distributing funds to are Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley in support of their Tiny Home Village imagined and built by and for unhoused young folks, and East Bay Center for Performing Arts in Richmond in support of their participant families in immediate need.

Read more and donate here!


We are accepting applications for a limited number of $1500 microgrants to folks who could use it right now. You can answer a few simple questions to be considered. Application is open until midnight on Friday, May 22nd.

Bay Area artists COVID-19 relief application
Solicitud de ayuda para artistas del Área de la Bahía en tiempos de COVID-19 en Español


Please spread the word to folks who might be able to contribute or benefit from being a recipient.

Some 2727 Programming continues online during quarantine :-)
Learn more here.

Access #27fromhome prompts from past residents here.

2727 Moratorium for On-Site Activities
An Announcement by The Founder

2727 California Street will be closed for all on-site activities until further notice. This is to comply with the spirit of the shelter-in-place order that is in effect and to try minimize spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone associated with 2727 healthy.
It is clear that this will be a time of great stress, including financial struggles and loss of income for many artists. During the moratorium, we will follow conditions closely and hope to come up with plans that advance our mission – to support artists and the arts and to promote healthy communities through creative engagement – while continuing to be responsible to community health needs. Please stay tuned for announcements - and stay safe.

Marc Hellerstein MD PhD Professor of Human Nutrition (Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair), University of California at Berkeley, Professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition University of California at San Francisco, President,
Hellerstein Foundation, 2727 California Street