Durham seeks applicants for Public Art Committee

Jun. 12, 2013 @ 06:15 PM

Durham seeks applicants for Public Art Committee

DURHAM – Durham residents with a love of art now have another opportunity to serve on the Durham Cultural Advisory Board Public Art Committee.

The board, charged with advising the City Council on implementation of the Public Art Policy approved in November 2011, is searching for five new members to join the committee with one term to expire on June 30, 2014, and four terms to expire on June 30, 2015.

The Durham Cultural Advisory Board serves as an advisory body to the City Council and the city administration. The Public Art Committee advises the board and acts on behalf of the board on matters relating to public art in the city of Durham.

The committee is charged with assisting the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and advising on the implementation of the Public Art Policy. The committee also reviews proposals for public art projects brought to it by the city administration and makes recommendations to the Durham Cultural Advisory Board regarding project approvals.

The committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Durham Arts Council in downtown Durham. Members serve without compensation and must reside within the city of Durham or work within the city of Durham and actively contribute to the cultural and economic sectors. Priority in appointments will be given to city residents. The application deadline is July 9, and applications can be downloaded from the City’s website at http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Pages/Public_Art.aspx.

Completed applications should be sent to Senior Economic Development Coordinator Peter Coyle with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development at 302 E. Pettigrew St., Suite 190, Durham, N.C. 27701. For information, contact Coyle by email at Peter.Coyle@DurhamNC.gov or by calling (919) 560-4965, ext. 15205.