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The Cultural Affairs Commission is an advisory body to the Mayor, City Council, and City Administrator on matters affecting cultural development in Oakland.

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Jul 27, 2020

7-27-20 Cultural Affairs Commission Meeting

Pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20, all members of the Cultural Affairs Commission and Cultural Affairs Division will join the meeting via phone/video conference and no teleconference locations are required. Please click the link below to join the webinar…

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Feb 19, 2020

Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission Re-Established

Last night, the Oakland City Council confirmed Mayor Libby Schaaf’s appointments to the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Commission is an advisory council to the Mayor, City Council and City Administrator on all matters affecting cultural development in Oakland. The Commission members’ primary role and responsibility will be to act as ambassadors and advocates for arts and culture in Oakland.

Jul 24, 2019

City Re-establishes the Cultural Affairs Commission

Following the final passage of an ordinance by Oakland City Council on July 16, the Cultural Affairs Division of the Economic & Workforce Development Department is seeking volunteer applicants to serve on the re-animated Cultural Affairs Commission.

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Cultural Affairs Commission - 2020 Meeting Calendar

March 23, 2020 Orientation (pt.1)

April 27, 2020 Orientation (pt. 2)

July 27, 2020 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting - Agenda July 27, 2020

September 29, 2020 Regular Meeting - Instructions to join via Zoom will be posted on 9/24/2020

Pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20, all members of the Cultural Affairs Commission and Cultural Affairs Division will join the meeting via phone/video conference and no teleconference locations are required.

October 26, 2020 Regular Meeting

* Due to Alameda County’s Shelter-In-Place Order, in-person meetings are currently suspended. We are monitoring the Orders and will update this web page when in-person meetings are allowed to resume. In the meantime, all of the Cultural Affairs Commission's public meetings will be held via Zoom. A URL link will be provided on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.


The Cultural Affairs Commission is an advisory body to the Mayor, City Council, and City Administrator on matters affecting cultural development in Oakland. The Commission acts as ambassadors and advocates for arts and culture in the city.

Membership: 11 commissioners; 10 regular appointments and 1 appointment selected from the Public Art Advisory Committee

For the initial appointment only, four (4) members shall be appointed for a three-year term, four (4) members shall be appointed for a two-year term, and three (3) members shall be appointed for a one-year term. Thereafter, all appointments shall be for three (3) years, except that an appointment made to fill a vacancy created by the premature departure of a Commission Member shall be for the unexpired portion of the departed Commission Member’s term only. Appointments to the Commission are made by the Mayor and approved by the Oakland City Council.

No person shall be appointed to serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Time Commitment: Significant time commitment anticipated for both meeting preparation and attendance. Regular meetings will be held quarterly on the fourth Monday of the month (January, April, July, and October) at 6:00 pm at Oakland City Hall. Additional meetings for members serving on a ad-hoc task force.

Note: Commissioners are unpaid volunteers.



Please email Neha Balram at nbalram@oaklandca.gov with questions

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