Stockton Arts Commission Current Activities
The Stockton Arts Commission serves as the arts advocacy commission for the City – a catalyst to support and strengthen community awareness, opportunities, and involvement in arts and culture.
Poet Laureate Announced
Congratulations to Tama Brisbane, Stockton's first Poet Laureate. On July 21, 2015, Stockton City Council accepted the Stockton Arts Commission nomination of Tama Brisbane for a one-year term as the City's Poet Laureate.
2016 Arts Grants Applications Available
The 2016 Arts Grants Program applications must be received by mail or in person (no faxes or emails accepted) no later than October 5, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Mail or deliver to the Community Services Department in Cesar Chavez Library, 2nd Floor, 605 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202.
Applicants must attend one of two mandatory scheduled workshops in September. Please review the application posted on the Grants Page for all details and requirements.
Grants will be awarded November 2015.
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.
Business is conducted by the arts director and a 16-member volunteer commission appointed by the Mayor and City Council.
To find out more about the Stockton Arts Commission's function, legal authority, member qualifications, visit the City Clerk's Arts Commission page.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/23/2015