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Minneapolis Arts Commission

The Minneapolis Arts Commission advises the City Council and Mayor on arts-related issues and was chartered in 1974 with the mission to strengthen the arts and enrich cultural life in Minneapolis. The Commission works closely with the staff of the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development-Planning Division, and shares their goal of developing a strong and vital arts community throughout Minneapolis.

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Established Date:
Dec 1, 1974
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
17
Positions Occupied:
9
Vacant Positions:
8
Membership Description:
The Commission consists of 17 members; 5 individual practicing artists, 7 lay persons, and 5 administrative staff or board members of arts organizations.
Term Limit:
3
Term Limit Note:
Any member who has served on the commission for three (3) successive three-year terms may not be reappointed until one (1) year has expired.
Residency Requirement:
Must be a Minneapolis resident.
Compensation:
None
Selection Procedure:

Commission members are appointed with the open appointment process. Applications are reviewed by the Zoning & Planning Committee, along with recommendations from the Arts Commission. The Mayor appoints 8 members with consent and approval of the City Council. The President of the City Council appoints 9 members with the consent and approval of the City Council.  

Appointing Cycle:
Fall
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Crystal Brinkman Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2024 Mayor Individual Practicing Artist
2 Scott Artley Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2024 Council President Individual Practicing Artist
3 Vacant Jan 1, 2024 Dec 31, 2026 Council President Individual Practicing Artist
4 Michelle van Kuijk Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2025 Mayor Individual Practicing Artist
5 Mandi Bedbury Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2025 Council President Individual Practicing Artist
6 Vacant Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2024 Mayor Arts Lay Person
7 Jeffrey Swinton Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2025 Mayor Arts Lay Person
8 Lana Aylesworth Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2025 Council President Arts Lay Person
9 Vacant Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2024 Council President Arts Lay Person
10 Lucy Thompson Jan 1, 2024 Dec 31, 2026 Mayor Arts Lay Person
11 Boo McCaleb Jan 1, 2024 Dec 31, 2026 Mayor Arts Lay Person
12 Vacant Jan 1, 2024 Dec 31, 2026 Council President Arts Lay Person
13 Vacant Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2024 Mayor Arts Organization
14 Vacant Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2024 Council President Arts Organization
15 Vacant Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2025 Mayor Arts Organization
16 Anna Wienke Jan 1, 2024 Dec 31, 2026 Council President Arts Organization
17 Vacant Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2025 Council President Arts Organization
Meeting Schedule:
The commission meets on third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
Location:
Public Service Building
Address:
515 Fourth St. S. Minneapolis, MN 55415
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Minneapolis, Minn. Code of Ordinances § 36.10 - 36.90
Bylaws:
This link open a new window Minneapolis Arts Commission Bylaws
Enabling Legislation Revised Date:
Sep 25, 2015
Contact Information
Department:
Community Planning & Economic Development
Phone:
{{'6126733242' | telePhone}}
Subcommittees
Subcommittee Name Description Meetings Calendar
Minneapolis Arts Commission Executive Committee The Executive Committee of the Minneapolis Arts Commission is an agenda setting group that oversees and supports the broader commission in advancing its charter by supporting the development and advancement of annual work plans, budget, and strategy. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar