City looking for volunteers

The city is establishing a public art subcommittee and invites applications from those interested in creating a public art program

The city is establishing a public art subcommittee and invites applications from people interested in helping create a public art program in Campbell River.

“The public art program will enrich our community by supporting the arts, cultivating an even stronger sense of culture and heritage and building on beautification efforts in Campbell River,” says Coun. Ron Kerr, who holds the culture and heritage portfolio for council.

“The subcommittee will have a very important role in determining the direction of the city’s art program, and we encourage people interested in sharing their expertise to apply to work with this group.”

The public art subcommittee will include two artists and five to seven people representing one or more of the following areas or interests: arts, culture, recreation, business, heritage, people with disabilities, First Nations, education, community advocacy and youth.

Subcommittee volunteers may apply for one, two or five year terms.

The subcommittee will advise the Community Services, Recreation and Culture Commission on public art policy and planning, including:

  • Development and maintenance of a public art inventory.
  • The allocation of municipal funds for public art projects.
  • The selection and placement of all city public art works projects.
  • Development of a public art selection process, program and collection.

Interested in becoming a volunteer for the subcommittee?

Pick up an application form from City Hall, or download one from the website (www.campbellriver.ca) under Your City Hall / Advisory Committees Commissions.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015.