TALENT NEEDED: Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs is Seeking Candidates!
The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs was established in 1991 to support the Mayor and serve as four major roles for Denver Arts & Venues: oversee the 1% for public art program, serve as trustees of Denver’s cultural plan, IMAGINE 2020, advise on arts and cultural issues, and act as ambassadors to the community.
The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs acts as an advisory board to Denver Arts & Venues’ cultural programs Department. The Commission is comprised of dynamic and accomplished Denver leaders in the areas of the arts, business and education, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor. The Commissioners are strong advocates of the arts and culture, and are committed to the mission and goals of Cultural Programs and Denver Arts & Venues. Meetings of the Commission are open to the public. They are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. Call 720-865-4314 for details.
The Commission is comprised of dynamic and accomplished Denver leaders in the areas of the arts, business and education, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor. The Commissioners are strong advocates of the arts and culture, and are committed to the mission and goals of Cultural Programs and Denver Arts & Venues.
The Commission on Cultural Affairs seeks candidates that represent Denver’s diverse community and is specifically looking for leaders with the following backgrounds and experience:
● Working artists, arts administrators, creative entrepreneurs, etc.
● Strategic Planning & Implementation
● Nonprofit Management
●Real Estate & Built Environment
●Board Development & Leadership
● Marketing & Communication
● Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness
The Mayor appoints commissioners for one- or three-year terms and can serve up to six consecutive years. The Commission meets monthly the first Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at various cultural organizations across the city.
Interested applicants should complete the online application form starting June 4 and send a resume and responses to the supplemental questionnaire by noon on Friday, June 22 to Nicole Medina at [email protected]
Co-Chair Bobby LeFebre, Poet, Performer, Cultural Worker
Co-Chair Rachel Basye, Art Students League of Denver
Stephanie Blake, Blake Communications
Stephen Brackett, Flobots Band
Kyle Chism, Turner Construction Company
Josh Comfort, Real Estate Development Services
FloraJane DiRienzo, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Jami Duffy, All in Denver
Kate Greeley, Denver Public Schools
Carolynne Harris, Carolynne Harris Consulting?
Sarah Kurz, LiveWell Colorado
Paul Lhevine, Swallow Hill
Evi Bachrach Makovsky, NAI Shames Makovsky Realty
Michael Mowry, Mowry Studio
Toluwanimi Obiwole, Artist, Educator, Organizer
Sean O’Connell, Live Nation Worldwide
Madalena Salazar, Western States Arts Federation
Van Schoales, A+ Colorado
Suzi Q. Smith, Slam Poetry, Inc.
Maren Stewart, MCS Consulting
Alvina Vasquez, Strategies 360
Derrick Velasquez, Artist
Bobbi Walker, Walker Fine Art
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W. Colfax Ave.