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