Tuesday, November 18, 2014

City of Redmond is recruiting three new volunteers for the Arts and Culture Commission

Redmond, WA - The The City of Redmond is recruiting three new volunteer members of the Arts and Culture Commission to begin their service in April 2015. Redmond residents, unincorporated King County residents or people who work in Redmond are eligible to apply. Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 6, 2015.

For over 25 years, the Arts and Culture 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 in the City including the Ananda Mela Indian Cultural Festival and the Digital Arts Festival.

Now, the mission of the Arts and Culture 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.  Read More >>
 Arts and Culture 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.

For more information about the Arts and Culture Commission or to download an application, visit www.redmond.gov/artscommission. If you have questions, please contact Joshua Heim, Arts Administrator, at jmheim@redmond.gov or 425-556-2316.

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