Arts & Culture

Arts and culture define Richmond as a community, helping to shape a unique identity that sets us apart from other urban areas.

Arts and culture are fundamental to the quality of life enjoyed by our residents, whose broad cultural diversity and historical contributions make Richmond so historically rich.

Images in the slideshow on this page are of art acquired and on display at the renovated Civic Center complex. Hover over the image for title, medium, and artist name.

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Arts and Culture Requests for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/RFP)

All inquiries related to Requests for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) should be directed to 



Poet Laureate Application (Fiscal Year 23-25)

Application Release Date: Friday, May 12, 2023 
Application Deadline EXTENDED:
Thursday, June 15, 2023 @ 11:59 PM
Apply Here                     RFQ Link

Neighborhood Public Art Mini-Grants (Fiscal Year 23-24)

Application Release Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Application Deadline:
Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Apply Here                     RFP Link

For more information, view the Recorded Information Session


Application Release Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 11:59 PM
Apply Here                RFP Link


Application Release Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, November 30, 2022 @ 11:59 PM
Apply Here                RFP Link

City of Richmond Artist Database Form

The City of Richmond Artist Database Form is an opportunity for local artists from all media and genres available for art projects in Richmond to provide their information to the City. If you are a local artist, please fill out this form: City of Richmond Artist Database Form.

Please note: This survey is a public document and the responses are subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Act. In response to a Public Records Request, the City does not disclose personal emails and personal phone numbers. The City will produce the record but redact the personal information.

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Arts and Culture Survey

The Richmond City Manager's Office Economic Development, Arts and Culture Division invites you to share your opinion about the arts and culture in Richmond through filling out this Richmond Arts and Culture Survey. Please visit the survey at,

Your input will be shared with the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) and the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) and will be used to inform future planning.  

For any questions, please contact Winifred Day at (510) 620-6952 or by email at