|February 6, 2013
—The City of Redmond is recruiting two new volunteer members of the Arts Commission to begin their service in April 2013. 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 February 19th.
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, 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 and inventive 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 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 February 19th. For more information, contact Joshua Heim, Arts Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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