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The city of Apache Junction is seeking applicants for the
newly created Public Arts Commission. The deadline for applying is Sept. 27.
The city council directed staff to create the arts commission,
charging it to manage a program to install public art in commercial development
and city projects. The 7-person panel would oversee projects funded by a
fraction of each development’s budget.
Board and commission members are appointed by council after
submission of an application and a council interview during a work session
meeting, currently scheduled for Oct. 14 with an effective date of appointment
of Nov. 1. Appointments are unpaid and serve a 3-year term.
The city is looking for board
members consisting of practicing artists, those who have an interest in arts or
history, professionals in design or architecture, and a regional business
The panel will promote and
encourage diverse citizen participation in public art; assist private and
governmental entities to incorporate public art in new developments; conduct
the request for qualifications process for all public art installations; review
gifts of art offered to the city for artistic and cultural purposes; and make
recommendations to the city council and staff on public art policies and
initiatives relating to the city’s mission and vision statements for all art.
Applicants are not required to live within the city of
Apache Junction, however, at least four members selected shall be city
Applications must be
submitted online and can be found at www.ajcity.net/boards. Additional information on the city’s
boards and commissions is also available online. For those who do not
have access to a computer, applications can be submitted online using a public
computer available at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho
Rd. For additional information or assistance please contact the city
manager’s office at (480) 474-5066.