Nashua Arts Commission

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Commission Description


The Nashua Arts Commission is the FACE of arts and culture for the City of Nashua. The purpose of the Nashua Arts Commission is to serve the community as Nashua’s cultural resource by Facilitating, Advocating, Coordinating and Educating on behalf of the arts and cultural assets of the City of Nashua.

Purpose

The purpose of the Nashua Arts Commission is to serve the community as Nashua’s cultural resource which facilitates, advocates, coordinates and educates on behalf of the arts and cultural assets of the City of Nashua. The Nashua Arts Commission shall propose policies to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen that support the ongoing efforts of arts organizations in the development of arts programs and projects in Nashua.

The Commission shall also make recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen concerning the support of arts education in schools, promoting awareness of the value of the arts in the community, and recommending annual budget appropriations for arts and culture. The commission may review and comment on proposals from community based organizations, and work with various building commissions that host arts-related events. The Commission will make recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen or the appropriate board or commission relative to city-owned arts and cultural facilities.

The Commission may advise the Mayor and Board of Aldermen in the development of the arts and cultural plan portion of the city’s strategic plan and its related programs. The Commission may recommend appropriate grants to apply for to city administration, and assist other cultural organizations with grants and funding sources.

The Nashua Arts Commission shall consist of a minimum of seven members and a maximum of thirteen members, who shall serve for three-year terms. The initial appointments shall be made for terms of one, two, and three years so that the members’ terms will be staggered. Appointments shall be made by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen following an application process.