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File #: 18-8248    Version: 2 Name: CDB 11.06.18
Type: Minutes Status: Noted and Filed
File created: 12/21/2018 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Cultural Development Board Meeting of November 6, 2018.
Attachments: 1. 11.06.18 MinutesforCC01.08.19, 2. CDB Minutes November 06 2018 DRAFT
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Cultural Development Board Meeting of November 6, 2018.
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NEW BUSINESS:
a. HANK WILLIS THOMAS, SCULPTURE ACQUISITIONS
Staff reported to the Board the Arts Advisory Panel’s unanimous motion recommending permanent acquisition of the four sculptural benches being installed as part of the temporary exhibition by Hank Willis Thomas. The Board was provided with the acquisition proposal submitted by the artist and were provided with locations where the benches will be installed during the temporary exhibition.

Ms. Burgos made a motion recommending acquisition of the four sculptural benches by artist Hank Willis Thomas as presented. Dr. Alvarez-Perez seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

b. PONCE CIRCLE PARK - RFQ
The Board was advised that staff would like to move forward with drafting an RFQ for an artist to be involved on the design team as part of the development of the Ponce Circle Park. They were informed that the Arts Advisory Panel favors this approach. The Board-as-a-Whole approved.

CULTURAL GRANTEE REQUESTS, UPDATES, & REVIEWS:
a. DISCUSSION REGARDING FINAL REPORTS
The Board had a general discussion regarding the final report review and process. Dr. Alvarez-Perez discussed whether it’s appropriate to address specific programming decisions of organizations. The Board discussed the role of freedom of speech and oversight regarding content. It was agreed that organizations receiving general operating support are not obligated to particular programming choices. However, organizations receiving funds for specific programs have a responsibility to present the programs as stated within their grant application unless a change is approved by the Cultural Development Board.

b. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Board members commented on cultural programs attended over the past month. Dr. Mayorga and Mr. Pantin both attended Actors’ Playhouse with Dr. Mayorga also attending the Florida Grand Opera at the Steinway Piano Gallery.

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES UPDATES:...

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