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Celebrating the power of creative expression, the Office of Cultural Affairs produces a series of interactive programs for San Jose residents and supports opportunities for increased creativity citywide. 


The following are examples of some of the programs we offer:

  • Make Music San Jose: A free citywide celebration of music on June 21, open to all. Performers can be anyone and venues can be anywhere. 
  • CityDance San Jose: A free outdoor series of dance lessons in Plaza de Cesar Chavez from August to October.
  • WeCreate408: A 31-day creativity challenge designed to inspire you and celebrate San Jose. 

In addition, through the Creative License Ambassador program, we partner with local artists to champion the power of creative expression and engage the public in creative projects.

Our work is informed by the national Creating Connection research on the benefits of creativity in everyday life.