Arts & History Commission Seeks Applicants for Three-Year Term

October 12, 2020

NOTICE: The deadline for applying has been extended to November 13, 2020. Residents can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to

Boise, Idaho – The Boise City Department of Arts & History is seeking applicants to serve a three-year term on the Arts & History Commission. The Commission ensures the integrity of the public process by being transparent in decision-making and by affirming equity and inclusion goals through recognition of Boise’s diverse community; reviews and approves Arts & History policies, goals and programs, and recommends support to Mayor and City Council; promotes related events and programs to the community; supports staff in the planning processes and reviews Commission roles annually. The Commission focuses on agendas, policy recommendations and committee work on actions supporting these objectives. These areas will complement the work of Arts & History staff.

Residents with backgrounds or experience in visual art, performing arts, history, archives, cultural sites, media, literature, and other arts and humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the ability to meet six times a year with occasional additional meetings, be residents of the City of Boise or the Area of Impact and serve for a three-year term. Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 3:30 p.m. The deadline for applying is November 6, 2020. Residents can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to

Commission members, appointed by Mayor Lauren McLean and affirmed by the Boise City Council.

With up to seven voting members, including one student, the Arts & History Commission will represent, as much as possible, the diverse spectrum of people who enjoy all that Boise has to offer. Geographic diversity, as well as expertise and experience in areas relevant to the commission’s purpose, will be considered in the appointment process.

About the Boise City Department of Arts & History
The Department of Arts & History’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, education, services, and support for Arts and History to preserve Boise’s character and enhance our community’s quality of life. We envision a city where everyone has access to art and history, and the opportunity to pursue and experience Boise through a variety of cultural offerings. More information:

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