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Wanted: Passionate Arts Advocates

9 Oct

Individuals who are knowledgeable and passionate about the literary, visual and/or performing arts are invited to apply for the Tacoma Arts Commission. If you are interested in supporting, enhancing and providing leadership for the arts in Tacoma, this is a great opportunity.

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Tacoma Arts Commission:

  • At-Large positions 1, 4, 5, and 6 – Persons representative of acknowledged accomplishment or persons working outside of professional practice in the arts but who demonstrate a deep interest in, and appreciation of, cultural and artistic activities
  • Cross District Association/Community Council – A person representing the Cross District Association or Tacoma Neighborhood Council
  • Tacoma Public Education – A person working in the Tacoma public education community

The Commission consists of 15 volunteer members who are appointed by the Economic Development Committee and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Members are Tacoma residents who are arts advocates and/or artists.

The Tacoma Arts Commission provides leadership in supporting and enhancing the arts for the benefit of the City and its residents. The primary responsibility of the Commission is to create policies to support the ongoing development of arts programs and projects in Tacoma. Its primary programs include the funding of artists and arts organizations to provide services for Tacoma residents, Tacoma Arts Month, and oversight of public art as part of the Municipal Art Program. The Commission’s functions are outlined in Chapter 1.28A and 1.28B of the Tacoma Municipal Code.

Meetings are held from 5 – 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, Room 16 (728 St. Helens Ave., 1st floor). Beyond monthly meetings, commissioners are asked to sit on at least one committee and one funding panel. Commissioners are also asked to periodically attend and evaluate programs produced by artists and organizations the Commission funds and are expected to attend and assist with all major programs the Commission produces.

The Tacoma Arts Commission strongly supports inclusion, equity and access. People who are members of historically disenfranchised racial, ethnic, cultural and other identity groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication, contact Sola Wingenbach at (253) 591-5178 or servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org, or stop by the City Clerk’s Office, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402.

Additional information on the Tacoma Arts Commission is available on the City’s website or from Naomi Strom-Avila at (253) 591-5191 or nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org.

 

 

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2016 by the numbers

14 Mar

Arts and culture are essential to Tacoma’s renaissance and continued growth. The City of Tacoma nurtures its creative ecosystem providing many opportunities for residents and visitors to access and participate in the arts.

In addition to supporting artists and arts organizations through funding, public art, programming, and policy, the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality works collaboratively with strong partners and allies to build the creative economy by leveraging resources and talent to further benefit our community in innovative and dynamic ways.

The City’s investments in arts and culture have far-reaching impacts on our community; here’s an overview of what was accomplished in 2016:

 

You can read more about the 2016 accomplishments of the Tacoma Arts Commission here.

Find out more about how the Tacoma Arts Commission serves our community at cityoftacoma.org/arts.

Tacoma Arts Commission Volunteers Wanted

10 Oct

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The Tacoma City Council invites individuals who are knowledgeable and passionate about the literary, visual and performing arts to apply for the Tacoma Arts Commission. If you are interested in supporting, enhancing and providing leadership for the arts in Tacoma, this is a great opportunity.

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Tacoma Arts Commission:

  • Professional positions 1 and 2
  • At-Large positions 2, 3, and 7

The Commission consists of 15 volunteer members who are appointed by the Economic Development Committee and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Members are Tacoma residents who are arts advocates and artists.

The Tacoma Arts Commission provides leadership in supporting and enhancing the arts for the benefit of the City and its residents. The primary responsibility of the Commission is to create policies to support the ongoing development of arts programs and projects in Tacoma. Its primary programs include the funding of artists and arts organizations to provide services for the citizens of Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Month, and oversight of public art as part of the Municipal Art Program. The Commission’s functions are outlined in Chapter 1.28A and 1.28B of the Tacoma Municipal Code.

Meetings are held from 5 – 7 p.m., on the second Monday of each month, in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, Room 16 (728 St. Helens, 1st floor). Beyond monthly meetings, commissioners are asked to sit on at least one committee and one funding panel. Commissioners are also asked to periodically attend and evaluate programs produced by artists and organizations the Commission funds and are expected to attend and assist with all major programs the Commission produces.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by October 23, 2016. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178 or servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org, or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

For additional information on the Tacoma Arts Commission, please contact Naomi Strom-Avila at (253) 591-5191 or nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org.

2015 by the numbers

18 Apr

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support our community through arts funding, public art, community programming, technical assistance, stewardship, and advocacy.

The City’s investments in arts and culture have far-reaching impacts on our community; here’s an overview of what was accomplished in 2015:

Full Funding Block

Public Art Block

Programs and Activities Block

Leveraged Grants Block

Arts Commission Block

You can read more about the 2015 accomplishments of the Tacoma Arts Commission here.

Find out more about how the Tacoma Arts Commission serves our community at cityoftacoma.org/arts.

Wanted: Tacoma Arts Commission Volunteers

9 Oct

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The Tacoma City Council invites individuals who are knowledgeable and passionate about the literary, visual and performing arts to apply for the Tacoma Arts Commission. If you are interested in supporting, enhancing and providing leadership for the arts in Tacoma, this is a great opportunity.

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Tacoma Arts Commission:

  • Working Professional Artist
  • Cross District Association/Community Council
  • Professional Positions 3 and 4
  • At-Large Positions 1 and 3

The Commission consists of 15 volunteer members who are appointed by the Economic Development Committee and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Members are Tacoma residents who are arts advocates and artists.

The Tacoma Arts Commission provides leadership in supporting and enhancing the arts for the benefit of the City and its residents. The primary responsibility of the Commission is to create policies to support the ongoing development of arts programs and projects in Tacoma. Its primary programs include the funding of artists and arts organizations to provide services for the residents of Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Month, and oversight of public art as part of the Municipal Art Program. The Commission’s functions are outlined in Chapter 1.28A and 1.28B of the Tacoma Municipal Code.

Tacoma Arts Commission meetings are held from 5 – 7 p.m., on the second Monday of each month, in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, Room 16 (728 St. Helens, 1st floor). Beyond monthly meetings, commissioners are asked to sit on at least one committee and one funding panel. Commissioners are also asked to periodically attend and evaluate programs produced by artists and organizations the Commission funds and are expected to attend and assist with all major programs the Commission produces.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178 or servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org, or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

For additional information on the Tacoma Arts Commission, please contact Naomi Strom-Avila at (253) 591-5191 or nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org.

 

 

 

Wanted: Tacoma Arts Commission Volunteers

23 Feb

CBC_logocolorstackedThe Tacoma City Council invites individuals who are knowledgeable and passionate about the literary, visual and performing arts to apply for the Tacoma Arts Commission. If you are interested in supporting, enhancing and providing leadership for the arts in Tacoma, this is a great opportunity.

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill one At-Large position on the Commission.

The Commission consists of 15 volunteer members who are appointed by the Economic Development Committee and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Members are Tacoma residents who are arts advocates and artists.

The Commission provides leadership in supporting and enhancing the arts for the benefit of the City and its residents. Its purpose is to develop, support, coordinate, sponsor, and present the arts on a year-round basis for the benefit of the residents of Tacoma. The primary responsibility of the Commission is to create policies to support the ongoing development of arts programs and projects in Tacoma. Its primary programs include the funding of artists and arts organizations to provide services for the citizens of Tacoma; oversight of the Municipal Art Program; and supporting programs such as Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Month and the Tacoma Murals Project. The Commission’s functions are outlined in Chapter 1.28A and 1.28B of the Tacoma Municipal Code.

Meetings are held from 5 – 7 p.m., on the second Monday of each month, in the Tacoma Municipal Building North, Room 16 (728 St. Helens, 1st floor). Beyond monthly meetings, commissioners are asked to sit on at least one committee and one funding panel. Commissioners are also asked to periodically attend and evaluate programs produced by artists and organizations the Commission funds and are expected to attend and assist with all major programs the Commission produces.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, March 13, 2015. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Nicole Emery at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5178, or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

For additional information on the Tacoma Arts Commission, please contact Naomi Strom-Avila at (253) 591-5191 or nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org.

Apply Now! Funding for 2013 Tacoma Arts Programming

26 Oct

Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s New Year Celebration. One of the many community-based projects which have been funded through Arts Projects.

The City of Tacoma is now accepting Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2013. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 and is used to support community projects that focus on the arts. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2012.

Applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop, which explains and addresses questions about the application and funding process. The workshop will be held Nov. 8 from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the TacomaMunicipalBuilding, 747 Market St., Room 434.

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including but not limited to arts components of festivals; arts workshops; dance, theater, and music performances; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; exhibits; and literary events. Funded events must take place between Jan. 21, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013.

Fab-5’s L.I.F.E. Program instructor DJ Crisostomo explaining how to set up the turntables for a performance. One of the programs which was supported through Arts Projects funding in 2012.

Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation; organized groups of community volunteers (such as a business district or neighborhood council with an advisory body, business license and organizational bank account); and for-profit businesses with an arts mission proposing a unique project designed specifically for public benefit that is not for profit. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma or if they have no office, a majority of the applicant’s activities must take place within the Tacoma city limits. Other eligibility requirements apply; see guidelines for complete terms.

Funding for Arts Projects is determined through a competitive application process. Actual contract amounts will be based upon availability of funds and the review of each application as measured against evaluation criteria detailed in the guidelines. No funding is guaranteed until official approval of the budget by Tacoma City Council.

Organizations interested in applying for Arts Projects funding can read about past funded projects and download the guidelines and application form at www.tacomaculture.org/arts/funding.asp.

King’s Books’ annual Wayzgoose event. One of the many programs which has been funded through Arts Projects. Photo by Chris Tumbusch.

The Arts Need You!

10 Sep

The Tacoma City Council invites individuals who are knowledgeable and passionate about the literary, visual and performing arts to apply for the Tacoma Arts Commission. If you are interested in supporting, enhancing and providing leadership for the arts in Tacoma, this is a great opportunity.

Possible positions include a person representing the Cross District Association or Community Council of Tacoma; an at-large position for a person working outside of professional practice in the arts but who demonstrates a deep interest in and appreciation of cultural and artistic activities; and a professional position for a person who has professional experience or training related to the arts. The Tacoma Arts Commission is especially interested in applicants who live in under-represented parts of the City and bring diversity to the group. Applicants must reside within the city limits of Tacoma.

The Tacoma Arts Commission, a body of 15 volunteers, advises the City Council on arts-related projects and allocates funding for a wide range of cultural projects, including grassroots art experiences, individual artists’ works and arts institutions. The commission is also responsible for the oversight of the Municipal Art Program that devotes one percent of capital construction costs to public art. Commissioners play a vital role directing cultural policy, being ambassadors for the arts and supporting programs such as Spaceworks Tacoma, Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month and the Tacoma Murals Project.

Commission meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Members serve three-year terms and are recommended for appointment by the Council Appointments Committee and confirmed by the City Council.

To apply, contact Cindy DeGrosse, Mayor’s Office, at (253) 594-7848, or visit www.cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication. To ensure consideration, applications are due no later than Oct. 5, 2012. For more information about the Tacoma Arts Commission, go to www.tacomaculture.org.

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