Applicants Sought for the Tacoma Arts Commission

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 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.

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.

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

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

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