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. 


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 

 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