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Office of Economic Development
Office of Economic Development

Berkeley Civic Arts Program

The Civic Arts Program administers and develops projects which accomplish the mission of the Civic Arts Commission, which advises the City Council on all matters affecting the beauty and culture of the city.


 Current Civic Arts Updates 


NEW!  2017- 2018 Civic Center Art Exhibition
Open Call for Artists

 Arts and Culture Plan Updates 2017-18

Civic Arts Contract Forms 

Public Art on Private Development Program

 Visit Berkeley
Open Call for Public Art Consultants: Seeking qualified public art consultants to be listed in a resource provided to developers pursuant to the Public Art on Private Development Program 

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 Civic Arts Commission
Minutes and Agendas


 2004 Arts and Culture Plan

2017 Current updates and documents     



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Reports and Studies  


City Hall


 Arts as Economic Development

 Mayor's Innovation Project Presentation



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 West Berkeley Library

Public Art on Private Development Program
 Official Guidelines
 Frequently Asked Questions  

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Civic Arts Grants 


   Downtown Dancing

Project Highlights

 Poetry Walk


To view information on the nationally-acclaimed Romare Bearden mural commissioned by the City of Berkeley and displayed in the Council Chambers for 30 years, please visit the 
 Romare Bearden page on the city website.  

Romare Bearden
Berkeley--The City and Its People, 1973
collage of various papers with paint, ink, and graphite on seven fiberboard panels 




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