Arts Commission Mission Statement
The mission of the Arts Commission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by supporting public art, programs, awareness and education to enable all of Medford’s citizens to enjoy and appreciate the arts.
Medford Arts Commission: Connecting people with art.
About the Arts Commission
The Medford Arts Commission (MAC) is comprised of nine volunteer residents of Medford. Currently, the Medford Parks and Recreation Department provides a staff liaison whose responsibility is to facilitate meetings, support programs/projects and manage budgets.
The MAC general meeting is the second Monday of each month and study sessions are scheduled on the fourth Mondays of each month. Schedule subject to change due to commission request. Click here to see the 2018 meeting schedule. Meetings may not take place if commissioners choose not to meet on any particular month, if there is a lack of agenda items to warrant a meeting, or if a quorum will not be present at a meeting.
There is scheduled time for the general public to present ideas or suggestions to the commission at each general meeting. Please contact the liaison after 12 noon the day of a meeting to verify if a quorum will be in attendance; if not, the meeting may be canceled.
The MAC annual budget provides funds for maintenance of City owned art (over 100 pieces to date), acquisition of art, promotion of the MAC partnership program, and to educate and promote art in its various forms. This 7.78 mb Public Art Brochure identifies many of the pieces and offers locations and artist information.
The Partnership Opportunities Program allows the MAC to partner with 501c3 agencies, or their affiliates, to help offset funds for programs/projects which serve Medford residents.
Grant Report Form
The Public Art and Acquisition Policy is a guideline for the MAC to follow when selecting a site and/or artist for acquisitions over $5,000.
Effective January 1, 2019, this Commission will become a subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
The Arts Commission meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:45 in the Medford Room of City Hall. Study sessions are held the 4th Monday of each month at the same time and location. Schedule subject to change due to commission request. Click here to see the 2018 meeting schedule.
The Arts Commission acts on the authority provided by Medford Municipal Code Section 2.438.
If you are interested in serving on this Commission, please complete the application.
|Meetings||Length of Term|
|Second Monday each month at 5:45 p.m.||3 Years|
|Name||Title||Term Begin||Term End|
|Clay Bearnson||Council Liaison||2/1/2015|
|Kay Brooks||Alt Council Liaison||2/2/2017|
|Marie Cabler||Parks & Recreation Liaison|
|Jesse Nyberg||Staff Liaison||11/14/2016|
|Gabrielle Taylor||Youth Commissioner||10/5/2017||6/30/2019|