Stockton Arts Commission

The Stockton Arts Commission (SAC) serves as the arts advocacy commission for the City and a catalyst to support and strengthen community awareness, opportunities, and involvement in arts and culture. 


 ***Extended Deadline: The SAC has extended the deadline to accept applications for the 2020 Arts Grants program to December 6, 2019, at 11:59 a.m.


We Got the Grant!

The California Arts Council has awarded the City of Stockton and the Stockton Arts Commission a Creative California Communities Grant for Stockton Arts Week. With support from the California Arts Council, with its biggest investment in arts and culture statewide since 2001, the Stockton Arts Commission will expand Stockton Arts Week.

Events like the annual Collide Festival will showcase the diversity of local artists, expand the arts, and improve the City’s downtown. We have been awarded $60,000 and funds will be used for two years of programming.

  • For full list of 2019 Grant Awards, visit the California Arts Council press release in External Links. 


City of Stockton Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Tama Brisbane, who will serve the City of Stockton in the capacity of Poet Laureate. Her term is effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021.


2019 Arts Awards Celebration

The 2019 Arts Awards Celebration is in its planning stages. Check back to learn more details.

For a list of the 2018 Award Honorees, please visit the Arts Awards page.


Arts Commission History

The Commission was founded by Marian Jacobs and a group of local arts supporters in the mid-1970s. Today, the Commission operates within the City's Community Services Department with an arts director and a 15-member volunteer commission appointed by the Mayor and City Council. 


To learn more about the Stockton Arts Commission's function, legal authority, member qualifications, visit the City Clerk's Arts Commission page.



External Links

Stockton Arts Commission - Facebook

Stockton Arts Commission - Twitter 

California Arts Council – Grants 2019


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/14/2019