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BERKELEY CIVIC ARTS PROGRAM

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.

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

To contact the Civic Arts Program, send email to
civicarts@cityofberkeley.info or call (510) 981-7539.

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CURRENT CIVIC ARTS UPDATES

CIVIC ARTS GRANTS
New! Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Guidelines are now available and register for a Civic Arts Grants Information Session Webinar. More information 
Fiscal Year 2021 Grant Awarded Festivals available to the public. More information

New! FY22 Call for review panelists for Civic Arts Grants. More information

CUBE SPACE EXHIBITION 
New! 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

COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT ON BERKELEY'S ARTS SECTOR   
New! The Civic Arts Program is conducting ongoing quarterly surveys regarding the financial impacts of the pandemic on Berkeley’s arts organizations. The results for the first quarter surveyed can be found here: April—June 2020 Financial Impact Report

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.

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

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  

 

                           

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Arts and Culture Plan   

  

    

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Public Art Program

North Berkeley Senior Center  

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Public Art in Private Development Program  

Factsheet    

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Civic Arts Grant  
Sponsored Festivals  

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Arts As Economic Development 

        

 

 

 

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