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Cultural Arts Commission Vacancies

The City of Kirkland is seeking adult volunteer applicants to fill seven vacancies on the Cultural Arts Commission (CAC).   Some of these positions are currently filled by incumbents who do intend to apply for reappointment. An alternate appointee may also be selected in case any additional vacancies were to occur within the immediate six months following the selection and appointment process. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

The City Council will make two adult appointments at Position 3 and Position 13 for four-year terms ending March 31, 2021

The Cultural Arts Commission will make five adult appointments for four-year terms ending March 31, 2021 including the following designated positions:
• Position 6 is designated “Artist” meaning filled by a person with has a demonstrated commitment as an artist.
• Position 7 is designated “Public Art” meaning filled by a person with demonstrated expertise in the area of public art, including the curation and management of a public art collection.
• Position 8 is designated “Cultural/Heritage” meaning filled by a person who has a demonstrated commitment to cultural and/or heritage matters.

Applicant qualifications for the CAC include individuals who reside, own a business or work within the City of Kirkland and have an interest in the arts and in the role of public art in the community. The membership of the CAC is intended to reflect balance, taking into account such elements as the diversity of the community and connection to various geographic areas of the City.

The role of the CAC is to advise the City Council on public art acquisitions and loans, review and recommend projects under the City's "one percent for the arts" program, and, after consultation with the City Manager, promote strategic planning and development for arts, culture and heritage in the community, including implementation of projects.  The Cultural Arts Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

For further information about the Cultural Arts Commission, please contact Ellen Miller-Wolfe, Economic Development Manager, at (425) 587-3014 or emiller-wolfe@kirklandwa.gov. Applications may be obtained by calling (425) 587-3190 or at the application link below.
   
The City Council adopted a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics which all Board and Commission members are asked to sign.

All Cultural Arts Commission applications must be submitted to the City Clerk, Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA  98033, or kanderson@kirklandwa.gov prior to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017.

City Council conducted interviews are scheduled for the evening of Friday, March 17, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Kirkland City Hall. If you are selected for an interview, you must be available on this evening; interview times to be determined.

The date for the Cultural Arts Commission conducted interviews to be determined.