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Arts & Culture Advisory Committee

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Purpose

To provide an avenue for a two-way exchange to occur between the arts and culture community and the Municipality of North Grenville.

There is general acknowledgement that the prolific arts and cultural activities in North Grenville have a significant economic impact. The Committee will support the role of staff in completing research and reports to qualify and quantify this impact and develop benchmarks to measure, support and enhance the health of arts and culture in North Grenville.

The Committee, working with staff resource persons and with local arts and culture associations such as the North Grenville Arts Guild, the Kemptville Youth Musical Theatre Company and North Grenville Historical Society, shall:
a) Advise and recommend,
b) Provide knowledge and expertise,
c) Facilitate the work of the Municipality,
d) Act as a liaison between Council, Municipal staff, members of the public and other stakeholders with regard to matters of artistic and cultural significance; and

Have regard to the shared priorities of the Council Workplan and forthcoming Community Strategic Plan.

Membership

The Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 9 volunteer members and up to 2 member of Council, all of who have voting rights. A staff person(s) from Parks, Recreation & Culture may also attend meetings as a liaison(s) to the Municipality.

In considering the appointment of voting members to the Committee, Council shall consider the following criteria for members of the Committee:
a) Influential decision makers (current and retired) from various sectors;
b) Individual members willing to take on specific responsibilities for specific areas of Committee work;
c) Availability of members to participate in Committee work and attend Committee meetings.

The Committee shall endeavor to have at least one member under the age of 25 and shall endeavour to be gender balanced.

The Committee, by a majority vote of its members, may recommend to Council to remove any member of the Committee who does not fulfil their obligations under their appointment.