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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

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The Civic Arts Program supports a culturally vibrant and diverse arts ecosystem within the City of Berkeley by:

• Funding grants to artists, arts organizations, and festivals.
• Providing opportunities for artists to create and display work in the public realm.
• Ensuring equitable access to high quality arts and culture for residents and visitors alike.

To receive information and announcements about the City of Berkeley's Civic Arts Program please sign up for our newsletter.

To contact the Civic Arts Program, send email to
civicarts@cityofberkeley.info or call (510) 981-7539.

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Artists, performers, and community members may apply for grant funding for temporary creative projects throughout Berkeley that bolster collective resilience and recovery from the effects of COVID-19. There is no deadline to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and projects will be unveiled throughout the city on a rolling basis until the funds allocated for this program are exhausted. Are you an artist looking for a location for your Berkeley Art Works Project?!? Check out the list of locations compiled from an open call to our community.  Learn more and apply.

Experience the sound installation “From Place to Place” by Danny Clay presented on the Downtown Berkeley BART plaza from April 20 through July 19, 2021. More Information

Ellipticis a site-specific installation created by J. Rivera Pansa for the Cube Space located on the ground floor of the Center Street Garage on Addison Street near Milvia in the heart of the arts district in Downtown Berkeley. The exhibition is on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from March 6 through July 4, 2021. More Information

Festivals funded by Civic Arts Grants are being made available to the public through on-line and broadcast formats in compliance with the City of Berkeley’s health orders. Learn more and tune in to these events.

Civic Arts Commission and Committees 
Civic Arts Grants
Public Art Projects and Civic Art Collection 
Public Art in Private Development 
Cultural Plan, Reports, and Studies

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