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Civic Arts Commission 

The Civic Arts Commission recognizes that the City of Berkeley is a place where the arts are fully integrated into civic life and community identity. Therefore the mission of the Civic Arts Commission is to advocate, nurture, and sustain arts and culture citywide, ensuring equity, democracy, and inclusion. 

Civic Arts Commission Members: 
Each Councilmember makes one appointment to the Civic Arts Commission. View the current appointees and view commission vacancies

The Civic Arts Commission will be conducted exclusively through teleconference and Zoom videoconference. To ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact there will not be a physical meeting location available. Please check the community calendar to verify. 

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee. If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below:  


Jennifer Lovvorn 
(510) 981-7533

Mailing Address: 

Civic Arts Commission
Office of Economic Development
Civic Arts Program
2180 Milvia Street, 5th Floor
Berkeley, CA  94704

Additional Information:
Civic Arts Commission Work Plan 

Enabling Legislation:BMC Chapter 3.12 (1980)

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2021 Agendas, Attachments, and Minutes  

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Public Art
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