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City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Municipal Arts Commission

January 3, 2011

For more information contact:

Jennifer Davis Hayes, Community Development Project Manager 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569
Suzanne Dale Estey, Economic Development Director 425-430-6591

The City of Renton is seeking candidates for two positions on the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, one of which is the youth (under 21) position on the commission. The members will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Members serve without compensation and do not need to reside inside the city limits of Renton.

The commission is composed of twelve members and is responsible for promoting and celebrating arts and culture in our community. The commission meets at Renton City Hall, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

The Arts Commission membership includes representatives from many diverse fields, with special interests in architecture, art, music, literature, education and other cultural disciplines. To assist in the implementation of the newly created Arts and Culture Master Plan, candidates with experience in the grant writing, fundraising and marketing fields are encouraged to apply.

Members of the commission recognize the value of artistic and cultural development in our city through the following activities:

  • Supporting cultural arts performances and arts-related organizations through annual financial assistance awards.
  • Leading the implementation of the five-year Master Plan for Arts and Culture.
  • Reviewing design, execution and acceptance of works of art funded or otherwise acquired by the city.
  • Recommending selection of appropriate works of art for 1% for Art projects.
  • Directing maintenance, inspection and rotation of works of art selected and installed for the city.

To apply for commission membership, please complete an application and supplemental questions, available at ArtsCommission.rentonwa.gov, on the Boards and Commissions webpage or by calling 425-430-6582. Applications are also available at Renton City Hall, 7th Floor Mayor’s Office. Application review will begin on January 24, 2011.

For more information about the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, visit ArtsCommission.rentonwa.gov