City seeking volunteers for two vacancies on Arts Commission
February 6, 2013 · 9:42 AM
Redmond residents, unincorporated King County residents or people who work in Redmond are eligible to apply. Applications are rolling, but candidates are encouraged to apply by Feb. 19.
For more than 25 years, the commission has advised the mayor and City Council on arts and cultural affairs in the city. Past work includes inaugurating the city's public art program, seeding the Ananda Mela Indian Cultural Festival and funding the Digital Arts Festival.
Now the mission of the Arts Commission is to be a catalyst for Redmond's diverse community. The focus of this work includes cultural planning to make the arts accessible, create a place for the arts and nurture the arts in Redmond. Current activities include developing an art plan for downtown Redmond, investigating the economic impact of the arts in Redmond and the Eastside and identifying the cultural needs of the changing community.
Arts commissioners serve three year terms. Working directly with city staff, commissioners attend monthly meetings (second Thursday of each month), participate in special committees and selection panels, cultivate community participation for city arts programs, projects and initiatives and network with artists and cultural providers on behalf of the city.
To learn more about the Arts Commission or to download an application, visit www.redmond.gov/artscommission.
For more information, contact arts administrator Joshua Heim at email@example.com or (425) 556-2316.