The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission was established to facilitate the creation of public art in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and participating Towns and Villages. The Commission is a working organization that employs the skills, talents, and networks of its members to create public art throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
Between nine and 11 citizens are appointed by the Winston-Salem City Council and the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to become members of the City/County Public Art Commission. Six of the members must be City residents and their appointments are initiated by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Between three and five members must be residents of Forsyth County and their appointments are made by the Board of County Commissioners. County appointments may reside in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County's Towns and Villages, or unincorporated Forsyth County. Towns and Villages that have adopted the City/County Public Art Plan may nominate potential appointees to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.
Between six and eight commission members must be arts professionals, defined as a person who has professional experience or training related to the arts, originating from employment or study within the following disciplines: arts or art history, arts administration, architecture, art criticism, art education, curation, conservation, heritage arts, literature, music, new media, performing arts, public art, visual arts, or a related field. Two commission members must be civic or business leaders who demonstrate a deep interest in and appreciation of cultural and artistic activities. One commission member must be a person experienced in grant writing who demonstrates a deep interest in and appreciation of cultural and artistic activities.
The Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room, City Hall South, 100 East First Street, Winston-Salem.
The following appointments are open for applicants:
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