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About the Arts Commission

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The Arts Commission is a citizen advisory body that provides the City Council with advice and recommendations on City policies and programs that affect public access to a wide variety of arts opportunities in San Jose. Its areas of interest include arts education, cultural planning, financial support for the arts and for cultural celebrations, neighborhood arts, public art, and a variety of other issues that affect public opportunities to be both arts audience as well as art maker and participant, and the role of artists and arts enterprises in sustaining the creative economy.

The Arts Commission holds its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month in Room W-120 at City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St. The commission usually does not meet in July or December. The Arts Commission's two standing committees also conduct regular meetings; each are presently on a bi-monthly schedule. Commission and committee meetings are open and the public is invited to attend.

The Office of Cultural Affairs provides administrative support for the Arts Commission. The 11 members of the Arts Commission are appointed by the City Council for four-year terms. For more information about becoming an Arts Commissioner, see the Boards and Commissions page on the City of San Jose Web site or call the City Clerk's Office at (408) 535-1260.

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Last Modified: 03.07.14

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