Joint Committee on the Arts

A portrait photo of Rendon (Chair)
Assembly Member Anthony Rendon Assembly District 62 Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts
A portrait photo of Allen (Vice Chair)
Senator Benjamin Allen Senate District 24 Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts

Recognizing that the Arts contribute significantly to the quality of life in California; play an important role in the identity, innovation and economy of this state; and citing the dramatic decline in arts education programs in the state’s public schools, the Joint Committee on the Arts was formed in 1984.

Core areas that the Committee is authorized and directed to study, investigate and analyze include:

  • Goals appropriate to the future of the arts and cultural life of California and the role the Legislature and state government should play in achievement of these goals;
  • Arts legislation in other states and at the federal level and recommendations for legislation in this state;
  • The status of arts education in California;
  • The economic impact of the Arts in California; and
  • The budget and programs of the California Arts Council.

We encourage the public to provide written testimony before the hearing by visiting Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

Procedures put in place to accommodate the pandemic restrictions have been reverted back to pre-pandemic practices. Teleconference testimony during committee hearings will no longer be available.

Committee Information

Committee Room

Joint Committee on the Arts
1021 O Street, Room 6610
Sacramento, CA 95814

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