City Seeks Candidates for Arts Commission

Staff | - August 21, 2014

Deadline for submissions is Sept. 9, 2014


The City of Santa Fe is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the Mayor. It is charged with providing leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs.

The Arts Commission recommends programs and policies to develop and promote artistic excellence in the community. Candidates must reside in Santa Fe County and be actively involved in the arts. The Arts Commission is broadly representative of all fields of the fine and performing arts, but also includes representation from the business sector and larger community. Upon approval by the City Council, Arts Commissioners are appointed to two-year terms.

The role of the Arts Commission is to survey and assess the needs of the arts in Santa Fe, evaluate the effectiveness of legislation, policies and programs and encourage the use of local resources for the development and support of the arts.

The Arts Commission also recommends the allocation of the 1% Lodgers’ Tax for nonprofit arts activities. Arts Commission programs include funding for local nonprofits, implementation of the City’s Art in Public Places program, operation of the Community Gallery and presentation of the annual Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

Interested individuals can submit a letter of interest and a resume. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2014.

Send applications to: Debra Garcia y Griego, Director, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission
         PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909.

Materials may also be hand-delivered to:
                                Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
                                 or emailed to

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