Get involved in the arts — volunteer for the Tacoma Arts Commission

The Tacoma City Council is inviting qualified individuals to provide leadership in supporting and enhancing the arts in Tacoma by applying to serve on the Tacoma Arts Commission.
If you are knowledgeable and passionate about the arts (literary, visual and performing), wish to positively impact the arts in this community, and are a Tacoma resident, be sure to apply. There are currently four open seats on the commission.
The Tacoma Arts Commission advises the City Council and is comprised of 15 citizen volunteers who serve four-year terms. The commission helps fund a wide range of cultural projects including grassroots experiences, individual artists’ works and arts institutions. In addition, the commission is responsible for the oversight of the Municipal Art Program that devotes 1 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 at Art at Work Month that raise visibility of the creative sector. For more information about the Tacoma Arts Commission, go to and select “The Arts.”
Commission meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Members are recommended for appointment by the Council Appointments Committee and confirmed by the City Council.
The Tacoma Arts Commission is especially interested in applicants who live in underrepresented parts of the city and bring diversity to the group. To apply, contact Cindy Leingang, Mayor’s Office, at (253) 594-7848, or visit To ensure consideration, applications are due no later than Jan. 31, 2008.