Apply Now for Upcoming Openings on City of Dubuque’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission

The City of Dubuque is seeking applications from interested residents to serve on the seven-member Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission due to expiring terms of four of its current commissioners.

The four anticipated openings seek applicants who live within Dubuque city limits that have significant knowledge and demonstrated interest in one or more areas of the arts including music, dance, literature, visual arts, theater, folk arts, media arts, design, and / or arts education.

Submit an application online by May 23, 2022 to be considered for anticipated July openings. Applications received after the deadline will remain active for one-year and will be revisited to fill vacancies that may arise.

Eligible applicants will be invited to introduce themselves to City Council as part of the June 6, 2022 Council meeting agenda; appointments to open Commission seats by the City Council will be made during the Council’s June 20, 2022 public meeting. Newly appointed Commissioners would commence service of their 3-year term starting July 2022.

The Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission was established in 2004 to build the resiliency and vibrancy of the Dubuque community by developing visibility, funding, audiences, communications, and partnerships related to the local arts and culture sector.

The Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission is staffed by the City’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator and meets monthly, typically the 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m at the Multicultural Family Center. The Commission recently developed and adopted a 5-year strategic plan to priotize their efforts through end of 2026; seated Commissioners should expect to contribute outside of monthly meetings to action steps and objectives identified in the plan.

The City strongly encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives to apply, especially those from minority populations underrepresented in the arts and culture community. All qualified applications will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

For additional information on the City of Dubuque’s arts and culture efforts visit https://www.cityofdubuque.org/artsandculture or contact Jenni Petersen-Brant, Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator at 563.690.6059 or jbrant@cityofdubuque.org.

For questions specific to the application process for Commission vacancies, or to learn more about Commission service, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 563.589.4120 or email Trish Gleason, Assistant City Clerk at tgleason@cityofdubuque.org.

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