Civic Arts Commission

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Function

Develops and encourages programs for the cultural enrichment of the city. Coordinates and strengthens existing organizations in the cultural arts field. Proposes methods to encourage private initiative in the arts and culture, such as the Art in Private Development Program. Advises and consults with other groups and individuals of the community and coordinates with the state and federal cultural commissions in obtaining the benefits of this knowledge or experience in resources available in the fields of culture and the arts. Formulates, reviews and recommends programs and methods to encourage creative activities to the highest standards, and increases public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of cultural activities and all forms of art. Formulates, reviews and recommends guidelines for the acquisition of all works of art by the City, either purchase, gift or otherwise. Reviews and make recommendations as needed for pieces to be acquired and their proposed locations. Formulates, reviews and recommends guidelines for arts contract programs that support community art programming projects and makes annual funding recommendations to the City Council. Formulates, reviews and recommends policies to guide the review and recommendations related to the removal, relocation or alteration to any existing works of art in the possession of the City.

City Council Liaison

Will Arnold (Regular), Lucas Frerichs (Alternate)

Staff Liaison

Rachel Hartsough, City Manager's Office, 530-757-5602

Number of Members

7 Regular and 1 Alternate

Regular meeting Time & Place

Second Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. in the Community Chambers Conference Room at City Hall, located at 23 Russell Boulevard. The Commission does not normally meet in August.

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