Art Center Request for Qualification and Proposals

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On January 16, 2018, the City Council held a Study Sessionregarding the Emeryville Center for the Arts and Culture.At that time, the public was invited to comment on a proposal for Council to consider and approve the release of a Request for Qualifications / Proposals (RFQ/P) to gauge potential private interest and associated financial assistance to construct and operate the facility.

Overall RFQ/P Objectives:

  • Minimize City subsidy while ensuring fiscal sustainability of operations
  • Maximize civic and community arts-based uses of the facility
  • Expedite completion of the project
  • Utilize robust community engagement in developing programming for the facility

Utilize robust community engagement in developing programming for the facility

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The following documents were prepared over the last several years for previous iterations of the Art Center Project and are provided for context and background purposes only. Due to space limitations, the electronic document library is not exhaustive; if additional materials are desired for review, access to hard copy materials may be made available.




DTSC Certifacation

EnvirStor Summary

Research Materials:

Benchmark Study

Focus Group Report

Articles re. Community Art Facilities

Task Force-Visioning Workshop

Design/Plan Background

Art Center and Cultural District Needs

Building Plans and Existing Conditions

Design Review / Use Permit Staff Report


Capital Improvement Project Budget

Organizational Structure

Prior Operating Documents

Business Plan

Fundraising Feasibility Study

Strategic Plan