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The Arts Commission is a citizen advisory body that provides City Council with advice and recommendations on City policies and programs that affect public access to a wide variety of arts and cultural opportunities in San Jose. The Arts Commission's areas of interest include cultural planning, financial support for the arts and for cultural celebrations,  neighborhood arts, public art and creative placemaking, arts education, and 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's 11 members are appointed by City Council. For more information about becoming a member of the Arts Commission, see the City Clerk's Boards and Commissions page or call the City Clerk's Office at (408) 535-1260. 

Meetings: Effective July, 2015 regular meetings of the Arts Commission will be held on the third Monday of every month (except July and December) at 5:30 PM. When this regular meeting date conflicts with a legal holiday (such as in January and February 2017), the Arts Commission meeting will be held instead on the fourth Monday of that month. Commission meetings are open and the public is invited to attend.

Location: Meetings are normally held at City Hall in Council Wing in Meeting Room W-120 (located on the Fourth St. side of the City Hall complex.)  Validation for free parking in the City Hall garage is available for people attending the meeting.

On occasion Arts Commission meetings may be cancelled, rescheduled, or relocated. Current meeting information is included in the posted Agenda Packet. You may contact the Office of Cultural Affairs to confirm the meeting schedule.

(Note: PDFs linked in the Agendas may be large in size.)

 September 18, 2017 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120     
 August 21, 2017 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120  Meeting Minutes 08-21-17  
 July 2017 (No Meeting)       No Meeting   

The Office of Cultural Affairs provides administrative support for the Arts Commission.
Phone: (408) 793-4344.