The San Mateo County Arts Commission, which views the arts as an essential part of a healthy and vibrant community, champions policies and practices that promote social and cultural equity. We strive to promote inclusive and diverse programming and to ensure equitable access to arts and culture for all, with consideration for race, ability, sexual orientation, age, gender, economic status, and cultural background. We also 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. Through these actions, arts are a vehicle for social change.
The San Mateo County Arts Commission has received 25 grant applications for the 2017 year. San Mateo County nonprofit arts organizations applied for either Project/Program Support or Organizational Support. A meeting to review the applications is open to all applicants and members of the public.
The Board of Supervisors on Dec. 15, 2015 approved five agreements with key local agencies that will help individuals with disabilities and low incomes, veterans, the homeless and other residents.
The Board of Supervisors on Dec. 8, 2015 appointed Naomi Patridge to the Measure A Oversight Committee.
The Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17, 2015 appointed Tom Ledda to the Measure A Oversight Committee for a two-year term.