City civic arts committees
Santa Barbara City Council Members and the Mayor appoint representatives to serve as ambassadors for the City of Santa Barbara's wealth of artistic disciplines. In addition to volunteering as civic liaisons, these bodies make recommendations regarding policy, arts, and fund disbursement to local elected officials.
The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture provides administrative support for these bodies, which convene monthly during open public meetings, where all members of the public are invited to join us. These groups help oversee arts policies, placement, and advocacy and they always love to hear what you have to say during the public comment period at the beginning of each meeting.