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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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BERKELEY CIVIC ARTS PROGRAM

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place through May 3, leaving only to receive or provide essential services.

For information on relief resources for Berkeley arts organizations, artists, cultural workers, and event producers, see:

 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.

To receive information and announcements about the City of Berkeley's Civic Arts Program please sign up for our newsletter.

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Romare Bearden, Berkeley – The City and Its People (1973) More Information

CURRENT CIVIC ARTS UPDATES

ARTS ORGANIZATION CONTINUITY GRANTS
Grants of up to $25,000 are available to Berkeley-based nonprofit arts organizations as they grapple with the initial financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until April 20, 2020. Learn more and apply.

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR THE ARTS COMMUNITY
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.

CALL FOR PUBLIC ART CONSULTANTS
The City of Berkeley’s Civic Arts Program is seeking qualified Public Art Consultants for the Public Art on Private Development Program. Click here to submit. 
 
CIVIC ARTS GRANTS
FY21 Grant application review panel meetings have been cancelled. For more information please visit the Civic Arts Grants Page.

DOWNTOWN BERKELEY PLAZA
Currently playing at the Bart plaza: Maggi Payne, "Immersion - Bay Area Soundscape" is a discrete eight-channel installation using sounds of nature the artist recorded in the Bay Area over many years.
Downtown Berkeley Bart Plaza

INSTALLATION IN THE CUBE SPACE
OPPOSITE DAY, by Sofie Ramos. This exhibition was organized by the City of Berkeley’s Civic Arts Program and will be on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from December 14, 2019 through April, 2020.
More information on the exhibition

CIVIC CENTER ART EXHIBITION 
Each year the City of Berkeley celebrates the richness of artistic production within the Berkeley
community with the Civic Center Art Exhibition.
More information on the exhibition


OTHER PROGRAM INFORMATION
Reports and Studies
Civic Arts Contract Forms      

 
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Civic Arts Commission        

Agendas and Minutes  

 

                           

 Sofie Ramos Photo  

Arts and Culture Plan   

  

    

 Ene Osteraas West Branch Public Art 8 

 
Public Art Program

North Berkeley Senior Center  

 Its ok to be you      

Public Art in Private Development Program  

Factsheet    

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Civic Arts Grant 

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Arts As Economic Development 

        

 

 

 

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