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Access to Housing – San Francisco Artist & Arts Worker Outreach Program


San Francisco's reputation as a world class city is in part based on the creativity and vibrancy generated by a robust and energetic arts and creative community. From our world class museums, theaters and dance companies to our neighborhood murals and cultural centers, the arts are part of every community ... Read more

Special Message About Our Upcoming Grants Cycle


The grants team is busy building a new online grants management system (GMS) to be implemented for the FY2016-2017 grants cycle. We anticipate completing the build out by the end of July and spending August troubleshooting and beta testing the system. Although we are optimistic, it is likely that there ... Read more

San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Projects Recognized as Best in USA


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Photo by Bruce Damonte. Memorial to Fallen Police Officers and Glass Mural at SFO were Honored Today by Public Art Network Year in Review SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2016—Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honors 38 outstanding public arts projects created in ... Read more

Storm Drain Murals Unveiled


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Local Artist Jenifer Wofford Creates Vibrant Storm Drain Murals to Raise Awareness of Stormwater Pollution San Francisco, June 8, 2016 – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) unveiled a series of six colorful murals placed at storm drains in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Local ... Read more

Political Posters and Paper Made from Military Uniforms Engage Veterans, Artists, and Audience Members


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Media Contact: Kate Patterson, Director of CommunicationsKate.Patterson@sfgov.org or 415-252-2229 Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries DirectorMeg.Shiffler@sfgov.org or 415-252-2234 POLITICAL POSTERS AND PAPER MADE FROM MILITARY UNIFORMS ENGAGE VETERANS, ARTISTS AND AUDIENCE MEMBERS. SFAC teams up with Combat Paper, Warrior Writers and Justseeds. Workshop and Exhibition Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO, ... Read more

Messages from Displaced Artists Light Up Civic Center Windwo Installation


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kate Patterson, Director of CommunicationsKate.Patterson@sfgov.org or 415-252-2229 Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries DirectorMeg.Shiffler@sfgov.org or 415-252-2234 MORSE CODE MESSAGES FROM DISPLACED ARTISTS LIGHT UP CIVIC CENTER WINDOW INSTALLATION Displaced artists send messages to San Francisco through an installation by local artist Ma Li June 3 – September 2, 2016 Sidewalk Artist ... Read more

San Francisco Arts Commission Shines Spotlight on 21 San Francisco-based Artists!


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contacts: Kate Patterson Tel: 415-252-2229 Email: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries Director Tel: 415-252-2234 Email: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON 21 SAN FRANCISCO-BASED ARTISTS! Chain Reaction 12 at the SFAC Main Gallery celebrates San Francisco artists June 10 – October 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2016 – The ... Read more

Changes to the WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence Grant Program


Calling all writers, playwrights, librettists, film and video makers, poets – literary teaching artists of every stripe – do you want to make a difference working with youth in San Francisco? The WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence grant may be right for you. This $40,000 annual grant, renewable for up ... Read more

Call for Artists: 2017 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series


2017 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) RFQ Issue Date: March 22, 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINEMonday, June 6, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Applications are available through SlideRoom (https://sfgov.slideroom.com), an online application system for calls for entry. There is no charge to artists for using SlideRoom. Please ... Read more