For Artists
Discover the many ways the Arts Commission supports artists in San Francisco.

No matter if you are a painter, dancer, musician, filmmaker or poet, we can help you reach your goals.

Local artist: Paz de la Calzada. Photo by Lydia Gonzales.
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See our special mural page for all information related to creating murals in San Francisco.
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If you plan to have your project take place on City-owned property, or if it is funded with City funds, regardless of its location, the project must be approved by the Arts Commission. If your project will take place on private property, and is not funded by the City, you do not need approval from the Arts Commission. See Guidelines for Temporary Public Art for more information.

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No. All of our grants are listed on our site. Individual Artists Commission grants offer up to $15,000 to support individual artists living and working in San Francisco for specific personal, artistic projects that, in turn, stimulate the creation and presentation of high quality, new works of art throughout the city’s neighborhoods. Grant guidelines are posted in early fall. Sign up for our newsletter to stay on top of upcoming deadlines.
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Generally speaking, the Arts Commission does not have a specific program designed to help artists show their work. The SFAC Galleries does, on occasion, issue calls for artists for its exhibitions. The best way to stay on top of opportunities is to sign up for the agency newsletter. Please note, that the SFAC Galleries does not consider exhibition proposals from the public.

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Community Arts, Education & Grants Committee Meeting

July 11
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Full Arts Commission Meeting

July 10
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

City Hall | Rm 416
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

July 24
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12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Committee Meeting

July 12
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2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125