The San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) and its Arts Commission champions the arts as essential for a healthy and vibrant community by shaping innovative cultural policies, creating inclusive and diverse programming, and ensuring access to arts and culture for all, with consideration for race, ability, sexual orientation, age, gender, economic status, and cultural background. We commit to partnering with artists and arts organizations that represent and celebrate the diversity of our county, through the fair and equitable distribution of programmatic and financial support. We support art events, programs, outreach, engagement and services that create social vitality in neighborhoods, K-12 schools, and under-served constituencies.
The Office of Arts and Culture:
- Serves as the identified day-to-day arts and culture base of operations for the County.
- Implements and oversees the County’s Strategic Arts & Culture Plan and supports the Arts Commission.
- Works to promote and amplify arts and culture throughout the County.