The Penny for Arts+Culture

In 2012, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to approve a “Penny for the Arts” plan that would allocate 9.52% of the city’s Transient Occupancy Tax to Arts and Culture funding. 

That was the plan to fund Arts and Culture in San Diego and it is a good plan.

Unfortunately, even though this was passed by Council, the Arts and Culture community have been pushing ever since to realize that goal.


The Arts+Culture:San Diego coalition members are dedicated to, and focused on, achieving Penny for Arts+Culture.

On this website you can discover the exceptional diversity of Arts+Culture activities throughout San Diego.

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Arts+Culture:San Diego is a coalition of over 100 arts and culture organizations dedicated to strengthening our diverse cultural ecosystem and achieving the Penny for Arts and Culture funding plan in San Diego.

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This site is a collaborative and advocacy site for Arts+Culture: San Diego