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December 10, 2019
Santa Fe Arts Commission Looking For Two New Members On Advisory Board

Commission Positions Advise City Council On Arts In Santa Fe

The Santa Fe Arts Commission is a nine-member advisory board of the City Council and through its various programs and projects advises the City Council on such issues as contract recommendations, public art projects and general policies regarding the arts in Santa Fe.  Non-Profit Arts Grants, the Community Gallery, the Mayor's Recognition Awards for Excellence in the Arts, the Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate Programs, the Youth Summer Passport, and the City Historian are also programs of the Commission.

The Commission is composed of individuals from the community who have demonstrated arts expertise and involvement whether it be through avocation or employment.  Knowledge of Santa Fe's various artists and arts organizations is vital as well as experience with financial planning and fundraising for the arts.

Members of the Arts Commission are required to meet monthly and attend an annual one day retreat.  In addition, members serve on at least one Committee that meets monthly or as needed. The Arts Commission reviews proposals submitted by non-profit arts organizations to the Commission’s funding programs through which the 1% Lodgers' Tax funds are distributed. Reviews are conducted in a two-phased process: online application review and in person panel, which are anticipated to be half to almost full day meetings and are scheduled well in advance. In even numbered years, when more applications are received, the review of these applications is split up into three, four to six hour meetings.

The Arts Commission has several committees: an Art in Public Places, Finance, Nomination, Special Initiatives/Projects, and Youth Arts.  The nominating committee recruits, interviews and evaluates candidates for the Commission.  The committee then reports to the full Commission, which submits a prioritized list to the Mayor.  The Mayor reviews all recommendations and submits his final recommendation(s) to the City Council for appointment.

The Arts Commission currently has two vacancies, with terms ending October 2020 and October 2021. Each nominee is eligible for but not exclusive of two consecutive terms. Legal residence in Santa Fe County is required.

Letters of interest (1 page) and resumes (limited to 3 pages) must be submitted by

December 31, 2019 to Erminia Tapia, Project Specialist, at [bot protected email address] or in person at 201 West Marcy St.



Lilia Chacon

Communications Director

City of Santa Fe

200 Lincoln Ave.

Santa Fe, NM 87501

O: 505-955-6045

C: 505-670-0719

E: [bot protected email address]




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