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2011 Cultural Asset Survey by the Hewlett Foundation

In 2011 the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation hired Fractured Atlas out of New York City to do a survey of cultural assets in the Bay Area, Santa Cruz and Monterey. This was a proprietary study that would inform the Foundation about the areas that they funded. Berkeley's Civic Arts Program in applied to be part of the beta project, representing a medium-sized city of about 110,000 people.

Below are two sets of numbers.One includes only arts organizations and the other includes foundations, schools and churches that also play a role in the arts ecosystem. This study was done 5 years ago and there may be current gentrification may have since altered the arts landscape across the East Bay and San Francisco.


 Arts Only       Arts and Others
 141 total arts organizations
 40 dance
 39 film/video/media
 30 literary arts
 62 music
 28 theatre
 33 visual arts
 Combined annual budget: $60,521,238   
 185 total organizations
 58 dance
 48 film/video/media
 49 literary
 90 music
 42 theatre
 62 visual arts
 Combined annual budget: $123,862,373


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