The Cultural Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to the enhancement of multi-cultural experiences and beautification of the City through art. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on programs/activities to encourage educational, cultural, sports, technical and governmental exchanges to help acquaint citizens of Santa Clara with cultural and political diversity here and abroad.
The Commission also recommends potential City-funding and support for community cultural groups, organizes some City cultural events, and makes recommendations to the City Council on the purchase and placement of public art. It also makes recommendations on the City’s international exchanges, working closely with the Santa Clara Sister Cities Association and other supportive groups.
It organizes cultural events and activities, such as the annual Summer Concerts in the Park series, the biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, the Franklin Square Street Dance, and the Friday Night Live performances. It also develops international people-to-people contacts designed to enhance cultural exchanges, communication and understanding with special emphasis on encouraging and coordinating activities with Santa Clara's three sister cities: Coimbra, Portugal, Izumo, Japan and Limerick, Ireland.
The Cultural Commission consists of Commissioners that are volunteers and are appointed by the City Council. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter and resident of Santa Clara, and may not hold any paid office in, or be employed by, the City of Santa Clara. For details call the City Clerk's office at (408) 615-2220. The Cultural Commission may also be contacted by email at CulturalCommission@santaclaraca.gov.
Please view the Utilities Box Project Overview to be showcased at City Hall.
The Cultural Commission is now accepting funding request applications (click Application link below) for fiscal year 2018-2019. Please submit or mail eight copies of the completed application along with a copy of your organization’s income, expenses, and promotional efforts during this fiscal year to the City Manager’s Office at City of Santa Clara 1500 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95050 by 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Please contact the Staff Liaison at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Meets: Generally meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm
Place: City Hall - Staff Conference Room, 1500 Warburton Avenue
City Staff Liaison: Christine Jung, Management Analyst: (408) 615-2218
Term Expires: June 30, 2018
Harbir K. Bhatia
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
|Debra von Huene
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Candida A. Diaz
Term Expires: June 30, 2020
|Saturday Night Disco||11/11/2017 5:30 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Meeting||11/06/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Agenda||Not Included|
|Friday Night Live||11/03/2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Friday Night Live||10/13/2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Meeting||10/02/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Agenda||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Special Meeting||09/18/2017 7:00 PM||Agenda||Minutes|
|Cultural Commission Special Meeting - CANCELED||09/07/2017 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Concerts in the Park – Central Park||08/18/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Concerts in the Park – Central Park||08/13/2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Meeting||08/07/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Agenda||Minutes|
|Street Dance||08/04/2017 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Concerts in the Park – Central Park||07/30/2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Special Meeting - Planning FY 17-18||07/24/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Agenda||Minutes|
|Concerts in the Park – Central Park||07/21/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Concerts in the Park – Central Park||07/16/2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Special Meeting||07/10/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Agenda||Minutes|
|Concerts in the Park – Central Park||07/07/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Meeting - CANCELED||07/03/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Agenda||Not Included|
|Concerts in the Park - Central Park||06/16/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM||Not Included||Not Included|
|Cultural Commission Meeting||06/05/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Agenda||Minutes|