The San Francisco Arts Commission engages in strategic partnerships that advance our mission and are within our resource capacity. Complete criteria is determined on a case-by-case basis, but standard guidelines include the following:

  • The partnership aligns with the Arts Commission's current programming;
  • Fills a need that the Agency has been mandated to address but lacks the resources to fully execute;
  • The partner entity’s mission embodies racial equity values and manifests these values in their program activities.
  • The partnership serves to advance the arts ecology in San Francisco, including arts organizations and individual artists (partnerships that support only one or a small group of artists are rarely adopted);
  • The partnership is sustainable;
  • The partnership brings shared resources (human, financial, etc.) together to address the issue;
  • Addresses a need not currently being addressed by another entity.

*Please note, that the Arts Commission cannot provide production or financial support for traveling exhibitions, art fairs, performances or other temporary art-related events. We can, however, help connect you with local partners who can help support your initiative.

What's Coming Up


Artist Reception for we were here

January 11
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

SFPL Main Branch
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 27
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online

we were here

December 21 to March 01
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM


EarthSea Film Screening

December 14
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SFAC Main Gallery