Office of Economic Development
Office of Economic Development

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.

 Best of East bay 2016 Berkeley Renovated arts district Diablo magazine
Berkeley is proud to accept the Best of the East Bay 2016 Award
 for Best Renovated Arts District. To read the full article click here.


On June 28, 2016 the Berkeley City Council passed the One-Percent for Public Art on Private Projects Ordinance. The council item can be viewed here.

As part of their decision on June 28, City Council voted to incentivize the in lieu fund at .8% of construction costs. The ordinance provides the developer with two options for allocating funds:

1. Include on-site publicly accessible artwork valued at 1% of construction costs; or
2. Pay an in-lieu fee to the Cultural Trust Fund valued at .8% of the construction costs

For more information on the One-Percent Program CLICK HERE




Open Call for Public Art Consultants: Berkeley Civic Arts Office is seeking qualified public art consultants to be listed in a resource provided to developers pursuant to the One-Percent for Public Art of Private Projects Ordinance.  




 Sitting at table

 Civic Arts Commission

Balencing Act 

Civic Arts Grants

Public art program 

  Public Art Program

Berkeley Arts and cultural plan 

The Berkeley Arts and Cultural Plan 

Downtown Arts District

Public art gallaries

Public Art Galleries  



510 Arts is a free self entering Regional arts listing for all arts and cultural events in the East Bay area 

artist money

Policy for Applying for Partnership with the City of Berkeley for Arts Grants Requiring a Partner 

West ZBerkeley Arts Field survey  

 West Berkeley ArtsField Survey
Survey of Artists and their media

Addison Streetscape Project

Poetry Walk Essays





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