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.


The City and Its People
Mural by Romare Bearden, City of Berkeley Public Art Collection

See pictures of re-installation of the famous mural upon its return after two years on a national tour as a centerpiece of the National Gallery of Art’s retrospective on the works of Romare Bearden, represented by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. 

Program Description and Contacts

Civic Arts Commission 

Public Art Program

Civic Arts Grants

 Public Art Galleries

The Berkeley Arts and Cultural Plan

West Berkeley ArtsField Survey

Downtown Arts District

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