Kent Arts Commission seeks volunteer commissioners
KENT, Wash. - October 23, 2013 – The City of Kent Arts Commission is seeking volunteer members (both adult and youth) to advise city staff and assist in bringing high quality arts and cultural experiences to Kent residents.
Celebrating its 38-year anniversary this month, the Arts Commission is an advisory board of 14 volunteer members, appointed by the mayor to promote cultural programs and provide input to the planning of arts and cultural activities in Kent. Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services staff provides support to this group.
Major programs include an extensive public art program, performing arts, two grant programs and several special community events and festivals. The Commission also offers free or low-cost community workshops and school residencies in conjunction with many performances and visual arts programs.
Candidates should have a commitment to the arts in Kent and some knowledge or background in the arts. Candidates must reside or own property within the city limits or within its utility or parks department service areas or, alternatively, work or own a business in Kent. Youth candidatesmust be of high school age and attend a Kent school or live within Kent’s municipal boundaries. Commissioners attend monthly meetings and assist with events throughout the year. Interested candidates may apply online or submit a letter of interest, describing why they wish to serve and the relevant skills and experience they bring to the work of the Commission to Cultural Programs Manager Ronda Billerbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronda Billerbeck, City of Kent, Cultural Programs Manager