Minneapolis Arts Commission Vacancies

The Arts Commission was created by ordinance 951.010 in 1974 to foster the development of the arts, to seek financial support for the arts, to advise the City Council on arts-related matters and to stimulate participation in and appreciation of the arts by all Minneapolis residents.

Deadline: For receiving application will be Friday, October 20, 2017.


There are currently 4 vacancies:


Applicants must fall under one of the following categories:

- Administrative staff or board member of an arts organization
- lay person
- Artist

Individuals should indicate on their application which category they would like to be considered for appointment. Members of the Arts Commission must be residents or property tax payers of Minneapolis. The City’s open appointments ordinance lists conditions for waiving the residency requirement.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to openappointments@minneapolismn.gov, or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.


Commission Contact: Tina Beech, 612-673-3242 Tina.Beech@minneapolismn.gov 

City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216 openappointments@minneapolismn.gov

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the City Council President for their consideration. Applications are forwarded to the chair of Zoning and Planning for recommendation to the full City Council. The Arts Commission also reviews applications and makes recommendations based on the following criteria:

Additional Information

Duties of Commissioners require eight to ten hours per month, one Commission meeting per month, at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Participation in at least one standing committee is required.

Attendance: Any member who has more than three consecutive unexcused absences in any calendar year will be replaced.

The Commission’s attendance policy governing both monthly meetings and committee meetings must also be observed. Note: There is no compensation. The Commission meeting locations are accessible to persons who are disabled.

See the Minneapolis Arts Commission website

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or openappointments@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Aug 23, 2017



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