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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.

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 Current Civic Arts Updates 


NEW!!!  2017- 2018 Civic Center Art Exhibition   

  NEW!!!Grant Program applications NOW OPEN

   Arts and Culture Plan Updates 2017-18      

    Reports and Studies     

 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 


Civic Arts Commission 

2004 Arts and Culture Plan 

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- Agendas and Minutes 


- 2017 Current updates and documents     


Public Art Program 

Public Art on Private Development Program 

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Berkeley's Public Art Guidelines
Recent Projects 
Public Art Registry 
Public Art Galleries 



West Berkeley Library 



Civic Arts Grants

Arts As Economic Development   

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City Hall  

  -Mayors Innovation Project Presentation    






Reports and Surveys

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  The Berkeley Arts Providers School
Partnership REPORT 2017


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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