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   

  EXTENDED DEADLINE!!  CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bart Plaza Sound Installation       

    NEW!!!   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 


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 Civic Arts Commission
 - Minutes and Agendas



 2004 Arts and Culture Plan 
- 2017 Current updates and documents     



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Reports and Studies  
- Arts Education: A Review by Dr. Tom Green, Principal Leadership Institute, University of California, Berkeley 2017
- Arts in Education
- A Case Study of Arts Enrichment in
Extended Learning Programs 2016-2017 


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 West Berkeley Library

Public Art on Private
Development Program
Frequently Asked Questions                                                 

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Civic Arts Grants  
- 2016-17 Awards
2017-18 Awards 
Grant Guidelines 


   Downtown Dancing

Project Highlights
- Poetry Walk

City Hall

Arts as Economic Development
- Mayor's Innovation Project Presentation




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