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Arts Commission

  • The Arts Commission is an 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 is comprised of 11 members and are appointed by City Council. 
  • 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 Office of Cultural Affairs provides administrative support for the Arts Commission.
  • For more information about becoming a member of the Arts Commission, see the City Clerk's Boards and Commissions web page or call the City Clerk's Office at (408) 535-1260.

Arts Commission Meetings

  • Meetings: The Arts Commission regular meetings are held on the third Monday of every month (except July and December) at 5:30 PM. If a regular meeting date conflicts with a legal holiday, the meeting will be moved to the 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.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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

FY 2019-2020 Arts Commission Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Post Meeting Documents
 AGENDA  TIME  LOCATION  MINUTES  POST MEETING DOCUMENTS
 June 15, 2020 Agenda Packet   5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes  6-15-20  Documents 6-15-20
 May 18, 2020 Agenda Packet   5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 5-18-20  Documents 5-18-20
 April 20, 2020 Agenda Packet   5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 4-20-20  Documents 4-20-20
 March 16, 2020 Agenda Packet   5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120  Meeting Minutes 3-16-20  Documents 3-16-20
 February 24, 2020 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 2-24-20  Documents 2-24-20
 January 27, 2020 Agenda Packet   5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 1-27-20  Documents 1-27-20
 December 2019 (No meeting)        
 November 18, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 11-18-19  Documents 11-18-19
 October 21, 2019 Agenda Packet   5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 10-21-19  Documents 10-21-19
 September 16, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 9-16-19  Documents  9-16-19
 August 19, 2019 Agenda Packet   5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 8-19-19  Documents  8-19-19
 July 2019 (No meeting)        
FY 2018-2019 Arts Commission Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Post Meeting Documents
Agenda Time Location Minutes Post Meeting Documents
 June 17, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120  Meeting Minutes 6-17-19 Documents  6-17-19
 May 20, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120  Meeting Minutes 5-20-19 Documents  5-20-19
 April 15, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120   Meeting Minutes 4-15-19 Documents  4-15-19
 March 18, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120   Meeting Minutes 3-18-19 Documents  3-18-19
 February 25, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  Tower, Room 1734  Meeting Minutes 2-25-19 Documents 2-25-19
 January 28, 2019 Agenda Packet  5:00 PM Tower, Room 1734  Meeting Minutes 1-28-19 Documents 1-28-19
 December 2019, No meeting         
November 19, 2018 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall,  Wing 120  Meeting Minutes 11-19-18 Documents 11-19-18
October 15, 2018 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120  Meeting Minutes 10-15-18 Documents 10-15-18
September 17, 2018 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM  City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 9-17-18 Documents 9-17-18
August 20, 2018 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 8-20-18 Documents 8-20-18
July 2018 (No Meeting)
FY 2017-2018 Arts Commission Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Post Meeting Documents
Agenda Time Location Minutes Post Meeting Documents
 June 18, 2018 Agenda Packet  5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120  Meeting Minutes 6-18-18  
May 21, 2018 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 5-21-18 Documents 05-21-18
April 16, 2018 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 4-16-18
March 19, 2018 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 3-19-18 Documents 03-19-18
February 26, 2018 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 2-26-18 Documents 02-26-18
January 22, 2018 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM MACLA - 510 S 1st. St. Meeting Minutes 1-22-18 Documents 01-22-18
December 2017 (No Meeting)
November 20, 2017 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 11-20-17 Documents 11-20-17
October 16, 2017 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 10-16-17 Documents 10-16-17
September 18, 2017 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 09-18-17 Documents 09-18-17
August 21, 2017 Agenda Packet 5:30 PM City Hall, Wing 120 Meeting Minutes 08-21-17 Documents 08-21-17
July 2017 (No Meeting)

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