Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs acts as an advisory board to Denver Arts & Venues' cultural programs Department. The Commission is comprised of dynamic and accomplished Denver leaders in the areas of the arts, business and education, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor. The Commissioners are strong advocates of the arts and culture, and are committed to the mission and goals of Cultural Programs and Denver Arts & Venues. Meetings of the Commission are open to the public. They are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. Call 720-865-4314 for details.

Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs is seeking candidates!

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs was established in 1991 to support the Mayor and Denver Arts & Venues whose mission is to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, art and entertainment opportunities.

The Commission fills four major roles; overseeing the 1% for public art program process, serving as trustees of Denver’s cultural plan, advising on arts and cultural issues, and acting as ambassadors to the community.

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs is specifically looking for individuals with the following backgrounds and experience:

-    Business
-    Urban Design & Planning
-    Philanthropy
-    Board Leadership
-    Strategic Planning and Implementation
-    Marketing & Communication
-    Nonprofit Management

The Commission meets monthly the first Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at various cultural organizations across the city.

Interested applicants should submit the application, supplemental questionnaire and resume by close of business, Friday, July 31 to Anthony Aragon, Anthony.Aragon@denvergov.org. If you have questions, please contact Anthony at 720-865-9032.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
4-6pm
Denver Arts & Venues, McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Map Room 21/2 Floor, Denver, CO 80202

AGENDA

Commission Members

Anthony Aragon – Anthony joined the Office of Mayor Hancock in August, 2011, as the Director of Boards & Commissions.  He manages over 130 different civic boards and commissions. (Ex-Officio)
Rachel Basye – Rachel is the Executive Director at the Arts Students League of Denver, an art community where people of all abilities are guided by professional artists to reach their highest potential.  Rachel also works as a printmaker.
Denis Berckefeldt - Director of Communications and Government/Public Relations with the Denver Auditor’s Office.
Stephanie H. Blake, Ph.D., APR - Owner of Blake Communications, consultant and educator, has over 15 years of experience practicing and teaching strategic communications.
Jayne Buck - Vice President of Tourism for VISIT DENVER, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, since 1999. She is responsible for all leisure marketing efforts for Metro Denver, including international and consumer marketing.
Kyle Chism -  Kyle is Vice President for Brinkman Partners, and serves as a board member for Cherry Arts, a 501(c) 3 organizing and over seeing the Cherry Arts Festival, ART Denver, and the Art Education outreach program.
Josh Comfort – Josh is a registered Architect (Real Estate Development Services) with an emphasis on re-purposing existing buildings.  As an active Arts Advocate, he currently serves on the Board of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), participates in Denver’s Biennial of the Americas, and is a trained Public Art Docent for Denver Arts & Venues.
Frank Daidone – (Ex-Officio)
Ann Daley - Curator, Captiva Resources. Independent art advisor, appraiser, and curator.
Jennifer Evans - Jennifer has 25+ years of non-profit and financial management and executive leadership experience.  She serves on the boards of the Donaldson Adoption Institute, Girls Athletic Leadership School and the Clyfford Still Museum, and is an aspiring mixed-media artist.
Rick Griffith - Rick is the design director for the studio and typography laboratory called MATTER.  The Executive Director of DesignComplex and an educator of design thinking, typography and design history for 2 years.  He loves his city more than he can say.
Leslie N. Herod -  Leslie is a community leader and northeast Denver resident. Leslie is an advocate for the civic engagement of underrepresented communities and is the owner LNH Solutions, a strategic partnerships consulting firm.
Sarah Kurz - VP Policy & Communications for Livewell Colorado. Prevsiouly, Sarah was Director of Strategic Marketing for the City and County of Denver assisting departments, agencies and the mayor's office in promoting the city's services to its residents.
Mary Louise Lee - First Lady, City & County of Denver. (Ex-Officio)
Evi Makovsky -
Michael Mowry -

Chandler Romeo - Artist
Maruca Salazar - Maruca is the current executive director of Museo de las Americas, a 20-year institution that promotes Latino Art from ancient to contemporary.
Tony Smith - Tony has worked for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival since October 2000 and serves as the Marketing and Operations Director.
Margie Soo Hoo Lee - Architect, Soo Hoo Design Associates.
Rick Tallman - Rick currently serves as Co-Chair of the Commission.  Rick is a veteran entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Renova Capital Partners – a private equity group that develops renewable power generation assets.
Bobbi Walker - Bobbi founded Walker Fine Art in 1999, and opened the gallery space in June of 2002. She has been actively involved in the arts community in Denver for the last 15 years.
Nancy Walsh – Nancy currently serves as Co-Chair of the Commission.  Nancy is Director of Museum Programs for Strategic Partnerships & Programs at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Dustin Whistler – Dustin is the Founder and Principal of Forte Commercial Real Estate.  He is a board member and past chair of Phamaly Theatre Company and a member of the board of Colorado BioScience Association.