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Mission of the San Mateo County Strategic Arts and Culture Plan

San Mateo County Arts Commission champions the arts as essential for a healthy and vibrant community by shaping innovative cultural policies, creating inclusive and diverse programming, investing in the creative economy, and ensuring access to arts and culture for all. The Arts Commission supports arts events, programs, outreach, engagement or services that create social vitality in neighborhoods, K-12 schools and with underserved 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. 
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