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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 News


 Seeking Sculptors to display existing sculptures at new BART Plaza opening January 2018.

NEW DATES for the Call for Artists 

Opening Call for Artists : August 1, 2017

Call Closing: August 31, 2017 11:59 p.m.

Please apply here 

  One Percent for Public Art in Private Development Program 

2017 Civic Center Art Exhibition on view!
Please make an appointment to see the exhibit by
emailing Mary Ann Merker. 

 Attention all Arts nonprofits that plan to apply  

for the NEA Our Town grant

 Please see  Civic Arts Commission process to have the City of Berkeley sponsor your organization 

 Please see Application date and web address  of this NEA Our Town Grant 

Open Call for Public Art Consultants: Seeking qualified public art consultants to be listed in a resource provided to developers pursuant to the One-Percent for Public Art in Private Projects Ordinance.



 Commission Thumbnail Minutes and Agendas    West Berkeley Library One Percent for Private Development
Official Guidelines
 Balancing Act thumbnail Civic Arts Grants    Downtown Dancing Arts as Economic Development
Mayor's Innovation Project Presentation
 Poetry Panels thumbnail Berkeley's Public Art Guidelines
Recent Projects
Public Art Registry
  Osteraas Project Highlights
Poetry Walk
  Studies Thumb
Reports and Studies
West Berkeley Arts Survey 2008
Cultural Needs Assessment 2002
Poetry Walk Essays 
  City Hall Arts and Culture Plan 
2017 Update!




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