Oshawa looking for volunteers to sit on art council boards


Published January 11, 2022 at 12:53 pm

The City of Oshawa is accepting applications for volunteer positions on the Cultural Leadership Council and the Public Art Task Force.

The deadline for applications is February 18.

Both committees support the steering and development of arts and culture initiatives across the city:

The Cultural Leadership Council (C.L.C.) helps to implement Culture Counts: Oshawa’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan by leading and collaborating on initiatives, strategies, and action items.

The Public Art Task Force (P.A.T.F.) supports the Public Art Master Plan while advising on public art policies and priorities, reviewing public art donations, and making recommendations on juried public art competitions.

“It is no secret that Oshawa’s cultural sector is close to my heart,” said Councillor Derek Giberson, Vice-Chair of the Community Services Committee. “To the talented members of our cultural community, now is the time to get involved and help guide the City as it continues to connect the arts and culture communities to one another. Your leadership and eagerness can only inspire our communities further.”

The committees are looking for representatives from local cultural organizations and businesses, creative entrepreneurs, artists from all disciplines, and community members.

Selected volunteers will serve as a resource to City staff, attend meetings, participate in local cultural events and initiatives and share public feedback on cultural activities. Meetings are 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month for the two-year committee term.

Applications are available online on the C.L.C. webpage, the P.A.T.F. webpage, or by emailing [email protected].

For more information on Culture Counts, visit www.oshawa.ca/culturecounts. To stay up-to-date on cultural news in Oshawa, follow @OshawaCulture on Twitter and CultureCountsOshawa on Facebook.