City of Portland seeking its first Creative Laureate
Post ID: 36297 | POSTED ON: Oct 08, 2012
PORTLAND — Mayor Sam Adams and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) are pleased to announce a new role in the City of Portland – the Creative Laureate. This program seeks to select a creative professional to serve as the City’s “cultural ambassador” and as an advocate for the vibrant and engaged creative community in Portland. The Laureate will utilize the position and the Office of the Mayor as a platform from which to inspire and promote the diverse and dynamic array of Portland’s creative communities, organizations, businesses and individuals. The Laureate will be selected annually to serve a one-year term.
Laureate nominations are being sought from the broad landscape of Portland’s arts and creativity community – nominees will have distinguished themselves in any of a broad and inclusive range of creative practices including (but not limited to) visual and performing arts, literary arts, architecture, film, culinary arts, gaming, photography/photojournalism, creative technology, craft and folk traditions, woodworking, design, music and fabric arts. Most important is that nominees are recognized as having made significant, visible contributions to their field and the community.
Nominations will be accepted starting now through October 31st at 5:00pm via the online form at www.racc.org/creativelaureate. To be eligible, the nominees must a) have exhibited/performed/presented or published creative work in a public context within the last three years, b) be a primary or principal creator/performer or the sole author of work submitted and c) have been a resident of Portland for at least one year prior to the application deadline. Each nomination will be evaluated according to a consistent set of criteria including artistic quality, community impact, professional development, and communication skills.
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