Stockton Arts Commission Current Activities

The Stockton Arts Commission serves as the arts advocacy commission for the City and a catalyst to support and strengthen community awareness, opportunities, and involvement in arts and culture. 


Poet Laureate Information and Application

The application process is now open. 

  • Length of service is two years, beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021.
  • Interested candidates must complete the application package and include a complete listing of published work and samples of work, such as poetry and literary compositions. 
  • Begin the process by downloading the poet laureate application packet and details - PDF format.


2019 Arts Awards Celebration

The 2019 Arts Awards Celebration is currently in its planning stages. Check back to learn more details. For a list of the 2018 Award Honorees, please visit the Arts Awards page.


Arts Commission History

The Commission was founded by Marian Jacobs and a group of local arts supporters in the mid-1970s. Today, the Commission operates within the City's Community Services Department with an arts director and a 15-member volunteer commission appointed by the Mayor and City Council. 


To learn more about the Stockton Arts Commission's function, legal authority, member qualifications, visit the City Clerk's Arts Commission page.



External Links

Stockton Arts Commission - Facebook

Stockton Arts Commission - Twitter 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/26/2018