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 Public Art on Private Development Program

On June 28, 2016 the Berkeley City Council passed the Percentage for Public Art on Private Projects Ordinance.

On October 17, 2017, Berkeley City Council passed a second reading of Ordinance No. 7,579-N.S. revising Berkeley Municipal Code Section 23C.23.050, the Percentage for Public Art on Private Projects Ordinance, to allow developers the option of satisfying the Percent for Art requirements with a combination of on-site art and in-lieu payment. Therefore the ordinance now provides the developer with three options for allocating funds:

1. Include on-site publicly accessible artwork valued at 1.75% of construction costs; or

2. Pay an in-lieu fee to the Private Percent Art Fund valued at 0.8% of the construction costs

3. A combination of 1& 2: include on-site publicly accessible artwork valued at less than 1.75%, with an amount equal to 80% of the difference in value paid to the City as an in-lieu fee.

For complete information about your Land Use planning application please visit the Planning Department.

Please complete and submit an Allocation Declaration form to civicarts@cityofberkeley.info

Program Guidelines 

Program Factsheet  

Program Checklist  

Frequently Asked Questions  

 Process Form 

(Updated 02/10/2020)  

Approved Public Art Consultants
(Roster active 12/15/2020-12/15/2023)
Click on the name to view qualifications and contact information.
Barbara Goldstein
Chandra Cerrito
Dyson & Womack
Jennifer Easton
Jessica Silverman
Jody Rassell
Karen Eichler
Kerri Hurtado/Artsource Consulting
Lance Fung
Michael Lerner/Elsa Cameron
Rowan Coughlin
Shelly Willis
Steven Huss

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