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About Us

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission was established in 1977 by a City Ordinance and a County Ordinance. The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (Arts Commission) is a public agency devoted to supporting, promoting and advancing the arts in the region. Funded by the Sacramento City and County, the Arts Commission provides funding to local artists and arts groups; promotes the arts through marketing, outreach and education initiatives; provides resources to support and increase regional arts education activities; and serves as a community partner and resource. Download logos to use in your collateral materials.

The agency is guided by 11 Commissioners, five appointed by the Sacramento City Council, five appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, and one appointed based on the recommendations of the existing Commission members. Learn more about the members of the Arts Commission.

The Arts Commission meets on the second Monday of every month or as needed. Click on the link for a PDF of the Arts Commission Rules of Procedure. View the Arts Commission's public meetings agendas.

Connect with the Arts Commission through our newsletter and articles published in various publications.

Learn more about the staff of the Arts Commission.


Advancing community through arts and culture.


The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission is committed to inclusiveness and accessibility. The Arts Commission seeks to achieve diversity in its leadership, partnerships and programs.  The Arts Commission is committed to cultural equity.

Its goals will be achieved when: 

  • All individuals and organizations that make up our region have fair access to the information, financial resources and opportunities vital to full cultural expression; 
  • The opportunity to be represented in the development of arts policy and the distribution of arts resources; 
  • When all the cultures are expressed in thriving, visible arts organizations of all sizes; and lastly, 
  • When new institutions flourish whose programming reflects the experiences of historically under-served communities.