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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.57 Arts and Humanities Commission

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Chapter 3.57
Arts and Humanities Commission

Sections:

3.57.010 Composition.
3.57.020 Officers.
3.57.030 Executive director.
3.57.040 Budget.
3.57.050 Meetings.
3.57.060 Functions and duties.
3.57.070 Authority to lend support.
3.57.080 Review of applications--Endorsement.
3.57.090 Authority to recommend contractual agreements.
3.57.100 Criteria for evaluation.
3.57.110 Assistance to fund-raising efforts.
3.57.120 Authority to accept gifts.

3.57.010 Composition.

A. There shall be and is hereby established a commission consisting of eleven (11) members to be known as the arts and humanities commission. Said commission shall consist of eleven (11) members appointed by the Mayor of the city. Such members shall be chosen for their demonstrated interest in the arts and humanities.

B. Of the eleven (11) persons appointed by the Mayor, four (4) shall be initially appointed for terms of three (3) years each, four (4) for terms of two (2) years each, and three (3) for terms of one (1) year each. All persons thereafter appointed shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years by the Mayor. No person, however, shall be eligible for appointment to the commission for more than two consecutive terms.
(Ord. 57733 1, 1979.)

3.57.020 Officers.

Members of the commission shall serve without compensation. Officers consisting of a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer shall be selected by the commission from its membership. The term of office of the respective officers shall coincide with the city's fiscal year.
(Ord. 57733 2, 1979.)

3.57.030 Executive director.

There shall be within the executive branch of the city government the office of executive director of the arts and humanities commission. The Mayor shall appoint such executive director in accordance with qualifications and standards established by the department of personnel. The executive director shall be responsible for carrying out the functions, duties and purposes of the commission and shall perform these and such additional duties as assigned by the Mayor. The executive director shall report to the Mayor on all activities and functions of the commission at the conclusion of each fiscal year in a written annual report, and at other times as requested by the Mayor.
(Ord. 57733 3, 1979.)

3.57.040 Budget.

The executive director is authorized to employ such personnel within budgetary limitations as provided by appropriations from the convention and tourism tax or by monies received from other means other than general revenues. The executive director may incur such expenses as are approved by the normal budgetary procedures. The salaries of the executive director and his employees shall be commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the respective positions.
(Ord. 57733 4, 1979.)

3.57.050 Meetings.

The commission shall have regularly scheduled meetings no fewer than ten times a year.
(Ord. 57733 5, 1979.)

3.57.060 Functions and duties.

The commission is authorized and directed to make, or seek from other sources, an ongoing study of the status and quality of the arts and humanities in the city, including but not limited to such areas as landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, graphic arts, fine arts (including paintings and sculpture), performing arts (including music, drama and dance), literature, crafts, folk arts, ethnic arts, photography, communications media, film, modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archeology, comparative religion, ethics, history and criticism of the arts, aspects of the social sciences having humanistic content or employing humanistic methods, as well as other similar activities which reflect the broad cultural heritage of the St. Louis community and its citizens.
(Ord. 57733 6 (part), 1979.)

3.57.070 Authority to lend support.

The commission shall further have authority to encourage and promote the arts and humanities in the city by lending its support, whether financial or otherwise, to such artistic and humanistic events, endeavors, and projects as in its judgment will benefit the residents of the city and its environs.
(Ord. 57733 6 (part), 1979.)

3.57.080 Review of applications--Endorsement.

A. The commission shall further have the authority, and it shall be its duty, to review applications made by agencies, commissions and other subdivisions of the city, or by private groups seeking funds in coordination and conjunction with such city agencies, commissions or subdivisions, for federal, state or local funding in connection with projects involving the arts and humanities. Following such review, the commission shall have the authority, and it shall be its duty to recommend to the Mayor of the city which, if any, such applications shall be endorsed.

B. Any agency or organization other than those set forth in the preceding paragraph, which desires the endorsement of the Mayor for a similar application, shall be eligible to receive such endorsement in the same manner, and following the same procedures, as have been established for the agencies and organizations enumerated above.
(Ord. 57733 6 (part), 1979.)

3.57.090 Authority to recommend contractual agreements.

The commission shall further have the authority to recommend contractual agreements with the federal and state governments, and agencies and subdivisions thereof, as well as with nongovernmental agencies, organizations and individuals, in order to carry out the functions of the commission as expressed herein.
(Ord. 57733 6 (part), 1979.)

3.57.100 Criteria for evaluation.

For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the commission shall have authority to establish and reduce to writing criteria, rules and regulations for the evaluation of items submitted for its consideration.
(Ord. 57733 6 (part), 1979.)

3.57.110 Assistance to fund-raising efforts.

The commission shall not conduct an annual fund-raising drive or campaign, but it may participate in, endorse, and otherwise assist private individuals and organizations fund-raising efforts for the arts and humanities. Further, the commission may assist private organizations to obtain state and federal grants for arts and humanities efforts for the city.
(Ord. 57733 7, 1979.)

3.57.120 Authority to accept gifts.

The commission is authorized to accept on behalf of the city gifts, contributions, donations and gratuities to the commission. Such gifts, contributions, donations and gratuities shall be set aside in a special fund known as the arts and humanities fund and shall be distributed only upon approval of the board of estimate and apportionment. Such gifts, contributions, donations and gratuities shall be used solely for purposes consistent with this chapter and may be disbursed, advanced or loaned upon any terms and conditions consistent with the Charter of the city.
(Ord. 57733 8, 1979.)

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