The Arts Passport App was formed as a collaboration between UC Berkeley Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and the Arts + Design Initiative in 2017. It acts as a social fabric that weaves together campus communities and provides financial accessibility to the arts. Under the guidance of the campus’s Chief Technology Officer, the Communications Director of Arts + Design, and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts + Design, a team of five graduate students of engineering built a dynamic, integrated, and interactive platform that exists on the new UC Berkeley Campus App. Students, teachers, curators, audiences, and Bay Area arts organizations can use the app to learn from each other and actively participate in campus and regional arts events.
For students, the Arts Passport offers a collection of digital offers from on-campus and regional arts institutions to attend arts and design-related experiences via the mobile campus arts access app.
In light of the shelter-in-place ordinance, the Arts Passport shifted from providing access to offline events to now serving as a collection of curated online resources during this time. Despite the temporary modification, Berkeley Arts + Design is working on the second iteration of the Arts Passport technology in collaboration with Modo Labs. This update will better accommodate campus venues and a variety of ticket distribution methods in order to better serve students and campus. Coming soon!