Seeking Volunteers for the Street Artist Advisory Committee
The San Francisco Arts Commission Street Artists Program certifies artists to sell their work in designated spaces throughout the City. We are looking for individuals with experience in a wide variety of arts/crafts disciplines and a background in facilitating arts/crafts markets who care about keeping San Francisco’s oldest local arts marketplaces alive to join the Advisory Committee. As an Advisory Committee member, you will play an integral part in upholding the quality of a program that will soon be celebrating its 45th anniversary. T
The Advisory Committee advises the Arts Commission on matters relating to the wares produced by the street artists which includes but is not limited to:
- attending publicly-accessible screening meetings where Advisory Committee members evaluate the arts and crafts of applicants;
- assisting program staff in monitoring street artists and their displays for program violations during the week or on weekends;
- attending studio visits as necessary as part of the evaluation process.
Background / Who are we looking for?
The Advisory Committee consists of 5 members who are appointed by the Mayor. Each member serves a 2 year term and is allotted up to 35 meetings/assignments per year. Members receive $100 compensation per screening/assignment.
We are looking for individuals who are artists or crafts people, engaged in the arts as a profession, and/or strongly rooted in fields related to the arts with a wide range of knowledge of arts/crafts disciplines. Individuals should have experience facilitating art/crafts markets. One individual must be an art educator.
Staff does due diligence to ensure that the make-up of the Advisory Committee is equitably representative of San Francisco’s demographics in terms of racial/ethnic representation, gender representation, LGBTQ representation, special needs representation, as well as equitable representation of artistic disciplines and expertise.
How to apply
Interested persons with applicable backgrounds may submit a cover letter, and resume to:
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 325
San Francisco, CA 94102
Thank you for your interest in becoming an Advisory Committee member. We appreciate your commitment to the arts!