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Board: Alaska State Council on the Arts

Board identification number: 006


Authority: AS 44.27.040, AS 39.50.200; Executive Order No. 44, Sec. 4, 1980

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: Financial Disclosure

Prohibitions: None

Term: 3 years

Chair: Governor selects

Description: The Council consists of 11 members appointed by Governor (consideration given to geographical balance). The board is to be broadly representative of all fields of performing, visual, and fine arts with consideration given to recommendations from organizations concerned/dealing with arts.

Function: The Council exists to enrich the cultural life of the state by encouraging and supporting excellence in the arts, provide opportunities for every Alaskan to experience the arts, promote the practice and enjoyment of the arts in Alaska and guide the development of the arts throughout the state. The Council will also provide technical assistance and services to artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters in Alaska. Members serve on panels which award grants to arts programs.

Special facts: The Council reports to Governor and Legislature periodically. The Governor designates chair and vice-chair of the Council, who serve at pleasure of the Governor. Panels which award grants include professionals in the field. Funds provided by Alaska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency based in Washington, D.C.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: Annual meeting. In June; quarterly by teleconference. 12-15 days maximum.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Andrea Noble
Executive Director
Alaska State Council on the Arts
161 Klevin Street, Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 269-6610

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