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Office of Economic Development
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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.

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CURRENT CIVIC ARTS UPDATES

NEW INSTALLATION IN THE CUBE SPACE
Sea Beds and Signals, by artist Dimitra Skandali, is a site-specific installation created for the Cube
Space, a new art exhibition 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. It is on view 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week from June 8 through August 10, 2019.
More information on the exhibition

CIVIC ARTS GRANTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020
On June 25, Berkeley City Council approved the budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 which includes full
funding for all categories of the Civic Arts Grants: $158,315 for Festivals and $500,000 for Arts
Organizations and Artists. Grant award notifications have been sent to all grant recipients via email. 
More information on Civic Arts Grants  

DOWNTOWN BERKELEY PLAZA
Running from April 18 through July 17, 2019, the downtown BART plaza features a new immersive
sound installation called "Berkeley Rain" by composer and sound artist Edmund J. Campion.
“Berkeley Rain” is a site specific music composition and sound installation created for the Berkeley
BART Plaza.
Downtown Berkeley Bart Plaza

CIVIC CENTER ART EXHIBITION
Each year the City of Berkeley celebrates the richness of artistic production within the Berkeley
community with the Civic Center Art Exhibition. This year 31 Berkeley-based artists were selected
through a juried process for exhibition in the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building. NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER PUBLIC ART PROJECT
The North Berkeley Senior Center will be undergoing renovations. Through T1 Bond funding there will
be new art at the entrance of the Senior Center to beautify the space and make it welcoming.
North Berkeley Senior Center Public Art Project updates

OTHER PROGRAM INFORMATION
Reports and Studies
Civic Arts Contract Forms

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Civic Arts Commission  

Agendas and Minutes  

 

                                       

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Public Art Guidelines   

Public Art Program   

    

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Public Art in Private Development Program  

Factsheet    

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Civic Arts Grant 

City Hall 


Arts As Economic Development 

         

    


 

 

 

 

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