Get Involved

Richmond Arts & Culture Commission (RACC)

The Commission is designed for an 11-member capacity. The Commissioners, all volunteers, are appointed by the Mayor of Richmond with the concurrence of the Richmond City Council to serve four-year terms. New candidates who wish to become active advocates for fine arts, performing arts, and literary arts in the Richmond community are encouraged to apply for vacant seats.

Those interested in joining should submit a short personal biography, along with the Commission Application Form available for download (PDF), or from the Arts & Culture Division. Send completed copies to both the City Clerk and the Arts & Culture Manager as indicated on the form.

Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC)

Artists (visual, performance, literary) may also participate with the Public Art Advisory Committee. Application Form is available for here.  


The Commission (RACC) welcomes visitors to the meetings scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month. Volunteers from the community who are interested in assisting with Commission projects are encouraged to visit a Commission meeting or to contact the Arts & Culture Division.

Artists Roster

RACC Artists Roster is a listing of individual artists (visual, performing and literary) who either live or work in West Contra Costa County (Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Pinole, Crockett, Rodeo, Hercules, El Cerrito, Kensington).

Check back for new online Artist Registry Form soon!

AC5 Directory

Artists and art organizations can also register with AC5 Directory, hosted by the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5). The Directory has a growing and easily searchable database, featuring local performing, visual, and literary artists and arts organizations. Easy-to-follow Guide provides instructions for posting a link to your Website, posting events to the Calendar, and adding video samples, images, and sound bites.

Download Forms

Contact Arts & Culture Division at 510-620-6952 or by email.