Street Artists Program

It’s about San Francisco street artists working for themselves and making a living by their own hands.


CERTIFICATE FEE: On Friday, August 28, 2015, the certificate (license) fee will be $179 quarterly and $715 annually.

We have moved!

Our new address is 401 Van Ness Avenue, 124B (ground floor), San Francisco, CA 94102.

The Arts Commission main phone line is 415-252-2100.



Unable to find the right information?  Click here to request more information.

To Apply

To be licensed as a Street Artist in SF:

  1. Download an application and read about the licensing and screening process.
  2. Find out what screening category your work fits under.
  3. Check the screening meeting schedule and monthly agenda.
  4. After successful application and screening, receive your Street Artist’s certificate.
  5. Get assigned to a selling space by joining the daily lottery.
  6. Still have questions? Contact us.

Program Handbook

Review the Street Artists Program "Bluebook."


Revitalizing An Urban Arts Market: An Evaluation of the Street Artists Licensing Program: Report (PDF) 

Revitalizing An Urban Arts Market: Feasibility Analysis of Program Evaluation Recommendations (PDF)


Here's a guide to some helpful tips for new and current artists!