Casey Joe Carl
City Clerk & Clerk of Council

Contact Information

Phone: 612-673-2216
Fax: 612-673-3812
[email protected]

In person or by mail–
City Hall, Room 304
350 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Visiting City Hall

The Clerk’s Office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on observed holidays.

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. 


Seats 1 and 2: Terms beginning Jan 1, 2019, and ending Dec 31, 2021; applicants must be individual practicing artists.

Seats 10, 11, and 12: Terms beginning Jan 1, 2021 and ending Dec 31, 2023; applicants must be arts lay person

Seat 16: Term beginning Jan 1, 2021 and ending Dec 31, 2023; applicants must be an administrative staff or board member of an arts organization.

Deadline:  January 31, 2021.


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 [email protected]  

City Clerk Contact:  612-673-2216 [email protected]

Selection Process

Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the City Council President for their consideration.  Applications are forwarded to the chair of Zoning and Planning for recommendation to the full City Council.  The Arts Commission also reviews applications and makes recommendations based on the following criteria:

Is a leader or decision-maker within the arts community or the community at large; represents or works with key constituents; and is able to communicate with that group of constituents regarding City policy and gather input from those constituents as needed. 

Has a vision for the arts for the City and a vision that is consistent with the Commission's and City's goals. 

Has strong communication skills and is willing to be available to talk with community leaders, city council, art administrators, etc.        

Can make the necessary time commitment (see below).  

The composition of the Arts Commission should reflect the demographic composition of the city.          

Additional consideration is given to equitable ward distribution, experience in the arts, and connections with the community, ethnic diversity and representation from a range of artistic disciplines.

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.  

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Last updated Jan 4, 2021



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