DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents with a love of art now have another opportunity to serve on the Durham Cultural Advisory Board Public Art Committee.
The Board, charged with advising the City Council on implementation of the new Public Art Policy
approved in November 2011, is searching for three new members to join the committee for terms to expire
on June 30, 2014.
The Durham Cultural Advisory Board serves as an advisory body to the City Council and the City
Administration. The Public Art Committee advises the Board and acts on behalf of the Board on matters
relating to public art in the City of Durham.
The committee is charged with assisting the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and
advising on the implementation of the Public Art Policy. The committee also reviews proposals for public
art projects brought to it by the City Administration and makes recommendations to the Durham Cultural
Advisory Board regarding project approvals.
The committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Durham Arts Council in
downtown Durham. Members serve without compensation and must reside within the City of Durham or
work within the City of Durham and actively contribute to the cultural and economic sectors. Priority in
appointments will be given to City residents. The application deadline is August 31, 2012, and
applications can be downloaded from the City’s website at
Completed applications should be sent to Peter Coyle with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce
Development at 302 E. Pettigrew Street, Suite 190, Durham, N.C. 27701.
For more information, contact
About the Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development helps ensure that
Durham has a strong and diverse economy by increasing the city’s tax base through several revitalization
initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and
promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and
trains Durham residents to fill new jobs. For more information, visit