The Public Art Committee advises the Cultural Advisory Board and acts on behalf of the board on matters relating to public art. The committee functions are to:
Assist the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and to advise the city regarding the implementation of the Public Art Policy approved by the City Council on November 21, 2011
Review proposals for public art projects brought to it by the city administration and make recommendations to the Cultural Advisory Board with regard to project approvals
Members serve without compensation and must reside or work within the City of Durham and actively contribute to the cultural and economic sectors. Committee members may be called upon to:
Attend a new-member orientation and learn about Durham's public art history;
Attend a monthly, 1.5 hour meeting, missing no more than 3 meetings per year;
Serve additional supporting roles, such as on project-focused task forces, community engagement sessions, and/or Artist Selection Panels
Research and communicate public art best practices;
Communicate with public stakeholders to support public art and its funding
Strategize about new public art projects that fit our strategic goals;
Support ancillary programming around public art installations;
Promote major public art achievements/events, including through social media;
Recruit new committee members and partners;
Promote major public art achievements/events;
Learn, laugh and grow with us as we support Durham's Public Art Program!
Vacancies & Applications
Up to 13 appointed members (including up to three students from high school and schools of higher learning). Members serve three year terms, and may be reappointed for a second term. After two consecutive full terms, members must step down for a period of at least two years before being considered for re-appointment.
For information about the committee and the application process, call or email Brian Smith at 919-560-4965.