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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 


 Civic Arts Contract Forms 

Public Art on Private Development Program

 Visit Berkeley

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

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

West Berkeley Library

 Public Art on Private Development Program
 Official Guidelines
 Frequently Asked Questions  


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Civic Arts Grants

 Downtown Dancing


 Arts as Economic Development

 Mayor's Innovation Project Presentation


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Project Highlights

 Poetry Walk


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 Reports and Studies   
Telegraph Public Art Plan 2012 
Cultural Assets Survey 2011 
West Berkeley Arts Survey 2008
Cultural Needs Assessment 2002 
Poetry Walk Essays 

 City Hall

 Arts and Culture Plan

 2017 Update!


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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