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Tacoma Arts Commission Applications Due October 15

Tacoma Arts Commission Applications Due October 15


October 1, 2018



Naomi Strom-Avila, Staff Liaison, nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5191


Tacoma Arts Commission Applications Due October 15

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Tacoma Arts Commission:

  • One at-large position – a person representative of acknowledged accomplishment or persons working outside of professional practice in the arts but who demonstrate a deep interest in and appreciation of cultural and artistic activities
  • Two professional positions – persons with professional experience or training related to the arts, originating from employment or study within the following disciplines: arts or art history, arts administration, architecture, art criticism, art education, curation, conservation, heritage arts, literature, music, new media, performing arts, public arts, visual arts, or a related field.
  • One working professional artist position – a person working as professional artist

The commission is comprised of 15 volunteer members who are appointed by the Economic Development Committee and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Members are Tacoma residents who are arts advocates and artists.

The Tacoma Arts Commission provides leadership in supporting and enhancing the arts for the benefit of Tacoma and its residents. The primary responsibility of the commission is to create policies to support the ongoing development of arts programs and projects in Tacoma. Its primary programs include the funding of artists and arts organizations to provide services for residents of Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Month, and oversight of public art as part of the Municipal Art Program. The commission's functions are outlined in Chapter 1.28A and 1.28B of the Tacoma Municipal Code.

The Tacoma Arts Commission strongly supports inclusion, equity and access. People who are members of historically disenfranchised racial, ethnic, cultural and other identity groups are encouraged to apply.

Additional information on the Tacoma Arts Commission is available on the City’s website or through Naomi Strom-Avila at nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5191.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication, contact the City Clerk’s Office at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5178, or stop by the City Clerk’s Office in Tacoma Municipal Building North (733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402).