Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking up to 8 citizen volunteers interested in serving on the Clackamas County Arts Alliance Advisory Council for three-year terms. Those residing in rural communities are particularly invited to apply, although all qualified applicants will be considered.
The goal of the council is to keep the arts central to life in Clackamas County by supporting and promoting access to all aspects of art and culture in every community, developing programs to meet needs countywide. Council members collaborate on programs and services
The council reflects and represents the diverse population and geography of the county. Residents of rural communities are particularly invited to apply, although all qualified applicants will be considered. Applicants should have a strong interest and history of participation in art and cultural activities and be actively engaged with their own communities. Experience with county issues is desirable but not essential. The council meets quarterly on the second Thursday of March, June, September and December.
Current Arts Alliance services include arts industry support, youth-at-risk programming, web-based news & opportunity bulletins, skill-building and training workshops for cultural organizations and creative practitioners, public art process management. An Artist Exhibit Program displays work by county artists in 19 galleries. The Alliance leads and manages local distribution of Oregon Cultural Trust funds through grantmaking guided by the Clackamas County Cultural Plan for Arts, Heritage and Humanities. All Arts Alliance services use arts as a connector to increase skills, help projects succeed and build bridges between people and their communities. Programs and services are managed by five staff working collaboratively with the Advisory Council, Board of Directors and other volunteers.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.