Minneapolis Arts Commission

The Arts Commission was created by ordinance 951.010 in 1974 to foster the development of the arts, to seek financial support for the arts, to advise the City Council on arts-related matters and to stimulate participation in and appreciation of the arts by all Minneapolis residents. 


Seat 1: Term beginning Jan 1, 2019 and ending Dec 31, 2021.
Seat 2: Term beginning Jan 1, 2019 and ending Dec 31, 2021.
Seat 7: Term beginning Jan 1, 2020 and ending Dec 31, 2022.
Seats 3, 10, 11, 12, and 16: Terms beginning Jan 1, 2021 and ending Dec 31, 2023.

Deadline:  Applications will be received until November 1, 2020.


Applicants must fall under one of the following categories:

Administrative staff or board member of an arts organization
Lay person

Individuals should indicate on their application which category they would like to be considered for appointment.  Members of the Arts Commission must be residents or property tax payers of Minneapolis.  The City’s open appointments ordinance lists conditions for waiving the residency requirement.

Note: Vacancies may have incumbents seeking re-appointment.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.


Commission Contact: Tina Beech, 612-673-3242
City Clerk's Office: Open appointments, 612-673-2216

Selection Process

Additional Information

Duties of Commissioners require eight to ten hours per month, one Commission meeting per month, at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Participation in at least one standing committee is required. 

Attendance: Any member who has more than three consecutive unexcused absences in any calendar year will be replaced.  The Commission’s attendance policy governing both monthly meetings and committee meetings must also be observed.  Note: There is no compensation.  The Commission meeting locations are accessible to persons who are disabled. 

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the City Clerk's Office at 612-673-2216 or e-mail [email protected]. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Oct 1, 2020



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