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Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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For information on relief resources for Berkeley arts organizations, artists, cultural workers, and event producers, see COVID-19 support for businesses and the arts community.

 The Civic Arts Program supports a culturally vibrant and diverse arts ecosystem within the City of Berkeley by:

• Funding grants to artists, arts organizations, and festivals.
• Providing opportunities for artists to create and display work in the public realm.
• Ensuring equitable access to high quality arts and culture for residents and visitors alike.

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To contact the Civic Arts Program, send email to
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Civic Arts Grant applications deadline extended to Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5 PM.
Review the guidelines and apply now.

The Civic Arts Program is conducting ongoing quarterly surveys regarding the financial impacts of the pandemic on Berkeley’s arts organizations. Art organizations are asked to complete the second quarter financial health survey.

Apply to be a grants review panelists for Civic Arts Grants. More information

Experience the sound installation “A New Sense of Place” by Santomieri-Farhadian Duo presented on the Downtown Berkeley BART plaza starting on November 20, 2020 through February 15, 2021. More Information

Touch and go, is a site-specific installation created by Dionne Lee for the Cube Space. Exhibitions are on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More Information

Festivals funded by Civic Arts Grants are being made available to the public through on-line and broadcast formats in compliance with the City of Berkeley’s health orders. Learn more and tune in to these events.

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April--June 2020 Financial Impact Report  

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