Malibu Arts Commission

The City Council demonstrated a commitment to the arts by creating the Malibu Arts Commission, formerly known as the Cultural Arts Commission (M.M.C. Chapter 2.26), and appointing five members of the community and one ex-officio member as Commissioners. The Commission makes recommendations to the Council with respect to matters concerning the cultural arts policy, facility rental fee policies for local arts organizations, arts-related General Fund Grant applications, use of City parks for arts-related events, purchase of art by the City,  arts programs sponsored by the City, outreach to Malibu artists and arts organizations, use of cultural spaces at Malibu City Hall, and such other matters as directed by the City Council, in addition to following the Malibu Arts Commission Mission Statement. 

Visit the Malibu Arts Commission website for information on performing, visual, and literary artists. The website is operated by City staff under the advisement of the Malibu Arts Commission.  

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  • 9:00 AM
  • Fourth Tuesday of each month

Agendas & Minutes

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Name Appointed Date
Appointment Ends
Appointed By
Fireball Lawrence January 11, 2021 January 2025 Grisanti
Lotte Cherin January 11, 2021 January 2025 Uhring
Barry Haldeman January 9, 2023 January 2027 Stewart
Julia Holland January 9, 2023 January 2027 Riggins
Peter Jones January 11, 2021 January 2025 Silverstein

Ex Officio Member

Name Appointed Date
Appointment Ends
Appointed By
Graeme Clifford January 9, 2023 January 2025 Council at-large

Commission Assignments

At the beginning of each fiscal year, the City Council directs the City’s commissions to focus attention on specific work assignments. Those assignments may be modified or new assignments added throughout the year by the City Council. Commission agendas are prepared based on the current year's assignments, so each commission can discuss the issues and report back to the Council with recommendations, as appropriate.

Current Fiscal Year Assignments

Staff Contact

Brittany Saleaumua, Administrative Assistant, 310-456-2489, ext. 349, email Brittany Saleaumua

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Individuals may serve on only one commission, board, or committee at any given time, in accordance with Council Policy No. 48 – Opportunity to Serve (adopted February 25, 2013). No compensation is paid for participation on any of the City's boards, commissions, or committees.

Active City Councilmembers may not be appointed as a member of any City board, commission, or committee. Councilmembers do serve on City Council Subcommittees and Ad Hoc Committees.


On Thursday, November 5, 2015, the Malibu Arts Commission reviewed the presentation of the Legacy Park Art Enhancement Plan. A revised presentation was presented to City Council on December 14, 2015 and supported the draft and directed staff to have the Commission review a final plan that includes determining project and phasing costs, identifying potential funding options, change the art installations adjacent to the Country Mart corridor from Phase 3 to Phase 1, and work with the Malibu Country Mart owner to identify pedestrian connections between Legacy Park and the commercial property.