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San Antonio Arts Commission

The San Antonio Arts Commission is comprised of 15 members, all appointed by the Mayor and City Council to make recommendations related to arts funding and public art for the City of San Antonio. The Department of Arts & Culture works directly with the San Antonio Arts Commission.

In an effort to enhance the arts and culture in our city and establish best practices, the San Antonio Arts Commission was created on April 2, 2015 uniting the former Cultural Arts Board that made recommendations on arts funding programs, and the former Public Art Board that made recommendations on public art for the City of San Antonio.

The San Antonio Arts Commission includes several volunteer citizen subcommittees related to specific creative areas.

Board Member Committee  Council District Council Member
Guillermo Nicolas

Mayoral Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Arts Funding Mayoral Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Rene Barilleaux 
 Public Art Mayoral Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Jessica Sanchez-Todd  Public Art Mayoral Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Suhail Arastu  Music Mayoral Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Dagoberto Patlan
Film 1 Councilman Roberto C. Trevino
Nettie Hinton
Film 2 Councilman William "Cruz" Shaw
Yadhira Lozano
Public Art 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran
Susana Segura
Arts Funding 4 Councilman Rey Saldana
Valeria Hernandez
Film 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales
Margarita Benavides Arts Funding 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse
Henry Brun Music 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval
Hannah Mery
8 Councilman Manny Pelaez
Freda Facey Public Art 9 Councilman John Courage
Mark Rogers Music 10 Councilman Clayton Perry


Public Art: Rene Barilleaux (Chair)

Film: Dagoberto Patlan (Chair)

Centro de Artes: Yadhira Lozano (Chair)

Arts Funding: Susana Segura (Chair)

Music: Henry Brun (Chair)

Distinction in the Arts: Freda Facey (Chair)

If you'd like to serve on a committee of the San Antonio Arts Commission, download the application, and email the completed form to Sonia.Covarrubias@sanantonio.gov. For questions, call 210-206-ARTS.

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