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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/31/2019