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.
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 and outputs from the City. Meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month for the two year committee term.
“The Cultural Leadership Council and Public Art Task Force provide such valuable insight for the City of Oshawa and its decisions regarding the cultural sector,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Thank you to all applicants for your willingness to donate your time to strengthen our cultural programs and services.”
“There are some very exciting things coming forward in Oshawa over the next two years,” said Councillor Rick Kerr, Chair of the Community Services Committee. “Now is a great time to be involved with either the Culture Leadership Council or the Public Art Task Force.”
“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.”