The Arts Commission is committed to serving individual artists in the following ways:
Grants for Individual Artists
The Arts Commission offers two grants designed specifically to serve individual artists: Individual Artist Grant and the WritersCorps Teaching Artist In Residence Grant. We also encourage artists to see our full suite of grant categories and to explore partnerships with nonprofits who may qualify for some of our other funding opportunities.
Several times a year, we offer opportunities to apply for public art commissions and occasionally we seek artists for SFAC Galleries exhibitions. We encourage you to spend time perusing the Artist Opportunities section of this website.
Join hundreds of local artists and make your art your business. A Street Artist License authorizes you to sell your artwork in outdoor markets without the overhead costs of a brick and mortar store.
Launched in 2015, the San Francisco Arts Commission's Artist in Residence (AIR) program builds partnerships with City Departments in order to provide unique residency opportunities that result in strengthening the value of artists participating in and responding to the advancement of civic dialogue. AIR opportunities are only open to artists residing in the Bay Area.