Stockton Arts Commission

The Stockton Arts Commission 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. 


Stockton Arts Week and Collide Festival 2019

Stockton Arts Week Artist Application Guidelines - EXTENDED DEADLINE AUGUST 7, 2019

The City of Stockton is seeking proposals from local artists and arts organizations to provide creative services during Stockton Arts Week October 11 - 20, 2019, in these areas:
  • Community Center workshops,
  • Collide Festival workshops, and
  • Collide Festival Sculpture Garden.
If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a stipend of $400 plus $200 to purchase materials. Amounts may vary based on the number of accepted proposals.
  • Artists and art organizations may apply in more than one area.
  • Deadline to submit proposals is August 7, 2019.
  • Notification of accepted proposals will be made by August 16, 2019
Proposals will be evaluated by the City's Stockton Arts Week planning committee based on how well the proposal achieves the goals of sparking curiosity, creating community, and enhancing appreciation of the arts. 

We Got the Grant!

We’re elated to announce 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 will showcase the diversity of local artists, expand the arts, and improve the City’s downtown. Free events will occur at multiple City locations and culminate on October 19 in the Collide Festival at Weber Point. We have been awarded $60,000 and funds will be used for two years of programming.

For a 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 --- 7/31/2019