The City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture advocates for the growth of the local creative industry by increasing awareness of the impact and value of arts and culture to the city. Its mission is to foster San Antonio’s creative community by supporting local arts organizations and individual artists. Helping to make San Antonio an exciting place to live and visit, the department develops and markets a wide range of programs and events.
The Department of Arts & Culture is funded by the hotel occupancy tax and supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The department’s policies and procedures are advised by the San Antonio Arts Commission, whose members are appointed by City Council and the Mayor.
The department comprises four divisions: Arts Funding, Public Art San Antonio, Cultural Events and Exhibits, and the San Antonio Film Commission.