Pete Gidlund, VAPA Supervisor
Diana Lee, VAPA Technician
Jay Whittington, VAPA Music Equity and Inclusion Specialist
2110 Browning Street Berkeley, California 94702
Phone: (510) 644-8831
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Welcome to the BUSD Visual and Performing Arts!
All Berkeley Unified School District elementary schools provide a rich variety of visual and performing arts experiences for kindergarten through 8th grade students, as well as support BHS arts programming.
Thanks to the voters of Berkeley, a special tax measure (E1) allows theBerkeley Schools Excellence Program (BSEP) to provide $2 million annually to fund nearly all elementary and middle school music and arts programs and many of the BHS offerings.
We also thank or many community partners for their contributions to the arts in BUSD schools: The Schools Fund, Cal Performances, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the Kennedy Center Partners in Education, Cazadero Music Camp, Cal student group The Music Connection (TMC), BIPOC Music Parent Group, BMIE (Berkeley Music for Inclusion and Equity action team), and BAESC (Berkeley Arts Education Steering Committee).