|January 8, 2013
Redmond, WA - The City of Redmond is recruiting new volunteer members for the Arts and Culture Commission to begin their service in April 2014. 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 January 31.
For over 25 years the Arts Commission has improved the quality life for the Redmond Community by advising the Mayor and City Council on arts and cultural affairs in the City. Past accomplishments include inaugurating the City’s Public Art Program, providing music and theatre experiences for the community, and seeding local festivals, including the Ananda Mela Indian Cultural Festival and the Digital Arts Festival.
Now, the mission of the Arts Commission is to be a catalyst for Redmond’s diverse and inventive community. The focus of this work includes cultural planning to make the arts accessible, creating a place for the arts, and nurturing the arts in Redmond. Current activities include implementing the Art Plan for Downtown Redmond, investigating the economic impact of the arts in Redmond and the Eastside, and identifying the cultural needs of our 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. There is no deadline for applications but candidates are encouraged to submit an application by January 31. For more information, contact Joshua Heim, Arts Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.556.2316.