The purpose of the Commission is to: plan, promote and encourage public awareness of, accessibility to, participation in, and support for the artistic and cultural development of the City of Independence; forge partnerships with private and/or public organizations in and around Jackson County to promote and support the arts; and serve as an advisory body to the Mayor and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the establishment and implementation of arts and cultural policies and programs.
The nine-member commission is comprised of the following: four members having significant knowledge and demonstrated experience in one or more areas of the visual arts including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts photograph, video, filmmaking and architecture; one member having significant knowledge and demonstrated experience in one or more areas of the applied arts including industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art; two members from the business and professional community; and two members representing performing arts including theatre, music, and spoken word. Members serve three-year terms.
|Beem, Matt||Performing Arts||9/1/2021|
|Constance, Byron||Applied Arts||9/1/2019|
|Eppert, Nancy||Performing Arts||9/1/2021|
|Hall, Tom||Business Community||9/1/2020|
|Lightfoot, George||Visual Arts||9/1/2019|
|McClain, Cindy||Business Community||9/1/2020|
|Short, Stacie||Visual Arts||9/1/2020|