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.
The Stockton Arts Commission awards a total of $9,500 of mini arts grants, up to $1,000 each, to benefit local children and youth. These grants are funded by Mary Muller-Niven in honor of her father and mother Alfred H. and Camilla Muller to explore, expand, introduce, and involve youth in visual and performing arts.
Read full news release for the names of the 2016-2017 Muller-Niven grant recipients for 2016-2017.
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.
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 15-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 --- 4/13/2016