Formed in 1977, the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is a 15 member County Commission appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, with three members from each of the five supervisorial districts who make recommendations to the Board on cultural arts policy. The Arts Commission serves as an umbrella for county arts projects, assists communities in raising funds for art programs and provides technical assistance and coordination to arts organizations, artists and local government. The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is the regional cultural development agency, a State and Local Partner of the California Arts Council and manager of the County Percent for Art Program. The Arts Commission meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month, at 1:30 p.m., at locations throughout the county.
Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture
County Courthouse 3rd Floor Rotunda Tower
Santa Barbara, CA 93101