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About the Arts Advisory Committee

The Arts Advisory Committee's purpose is to provide ongoing input to the City of San Ramon on the provision and delivery of cultural arts programs and services in San Ramon. The Committee's main objectives are to:

  • Make recommendations to the Parks and Community Services Commission and City Council on the delivery of various cultural arts programs, activities, services and policies.
  • Appoint Policy, Program, and Facility, standing sub-committees and other sub-committees as necessary to provide preliminary review and comment of recommendations prior to being presented to full Committee.
  • Receive and evaluate input from the community, including input from other individuals and organizations on issues relevant to cultural arts programming.
  • Act as a liaison for cultural arts issues to other governmental, non-profit and private organizations.
  • Serve as a resource and advocate to the City on a wide range of visual and performing arts mediums; work with public to promote arts in the community.
  • Serve as one of the City's review body for public art projects as they move through the advisory and regulatory bodies. Provide feedback to staff on the assessment of current and future needs of cultural arts for the purpose of program and facility planning.
  • Develop and implement a five-year cultural plan including goals and objectives, implementation strategies and evaluation methods; conduct ongoing evaluation and assessment of the cultural plan. 
  • Serve as the City's primary review body for Art Gallery exhibits and Cultural Growth Fund grants.

For additional information on the Arts Advisory Committee including agendas, minutes, and meeting dates, please click here.

Cultural Growth Program

The Cultural Growth surcharge is $2.00 per every ticket sold through the San Ramon Performing Arts Box Office and Website (for tickets that are over $5). For non-ticketed events, a surcharge fee is charged to rental clients to contribute to the Cultural Growth Fund. The money is collected during one fiscal year and is available in the subsequent fiscal year to offset rental fees for non-profit or community-based groups that want to produce a performance that will augment and enhance the current cultural offerings in the City and/or fund equipment at the theater.

Groups or individuals can apply for Cultural Growth funds to offset the cost of renting the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center and /or the Front Row Theater. More information on the Cultural Growth Grant Program and Application are below.

Cultural Growth Grant Program Information

Cultural Growth Grant Application

Supporting The Arts

The City of San Ramon Arts Advisory Committee is committed to supporting the arts community in San Ramon. They have recently published this Arts Marketing Toolkit to assist those involved in the local arts community.

>>Download the Arts Marketing Toolkit