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.

In fall 2020, an Artist in Residence program was established in partnership with the City’s Command Center (CCC), headquartered at Moscone Center, and the San Francisco Public Library. CCC is a multi-agency collaboration working to establish, deploy and communicate critical health and recovery policies for all San Franciscans.  


Jeremy Fish in his office at City Hall. Photo by Rick Marr

Current artists in residence 

James Q. Chan (SF Public Library) 
tanea lunsford lynx (SF Public Library)
Gazelle Samizay (SF Public Library)

Christopher Burch (SF Public Library) 
Celeste Chan (SF Public Library) 
Tossie Long (SF Public Library)
Preethi Ramaprasad (SF Public Library)

Past Recipients

Xandra Ibarra (SF Public Library) 
Mansur Nurullah (SF Planning)
Bo (Luengsuraswat) Rittapa (SF COVID Command Center)
Mabel Jiménez (SF COVID Command Center)
Ajuan Mance (SF COVID Command Center)
S. Renee Jones (SF COVID Command Center)
Jenny Odell (SF Planning)
Jeremy Fish (SF City Hall)                             


What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 18
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Visual Arts Committee Meeting

December 16
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

December 11
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Community Investments Committee Meeting

December 09
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online