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.

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.

New commissions

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.

Street Artist Licensing

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.

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

February 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125