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 City of San Diego delivers this core city Arts and Culture program in a highly diverse, effective and efficient manner by using specialized non-profit partners.
A staggering 160+ partners are based in various hub locations throughout the city and deliver programs at over 959 sites.
Many organizations that have hubs in one City Council district offer programs in facilities throughout the city.
The Arts+Culture:San Diego coalition members are dedicated to, and focused on achieving Penny for Arts+Culture.
Arts+Culture in San Diego
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture maps every Arts+Culture activity that was funded through these core city programs every year.
The image to the right represents the range of activities, events and promotions all throughout the city. Click on the map to look for activities that occurred your area.
Arts+Culture non-profit partners provided activities, programs or events in
8 recreation centers, and
328 “other” venues
959 unique sites throughout the city
ACT NOW! Help Protect Arts+Culture in Our City with just a few clicks!
Please click on a link below to send a quick note (we've already drafted it for you!) to your Councilmember to express how important a vibrant Arts and Culture community will be for our city to recover.
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Council District 1 - Joe LaCava
Council District 2 - Jen Campbell
Council District 3 - Stephen Whitburn
Council District 4 - Monica Montgomery Steppe
Council District 5 - Marni von Wilpert
Council District 6 - Chris Cate
Council District 7 - Raul Campillo
Council District 8 - Vivian Moreno
Council District 9 - Sean Elo-Rivera
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