Cultural Affairs Commission
The Cultural Affairs Commission is made up of 18 members, appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen. Commissioners meet every other month to review programming. In addition, the commission meets once a year to recommend purchases of cultural services from eligible arts organizations.
The Cultural Affairs Commission’s mission is to foster innovative programming and services as a means of increasing the diversity and the quality of available artistic, cultural, and historical offerings, of raising the community’s awareness of the benefits gained from such programs, and of ensuring that those sectors are used to enrich the quality of life within the City of Savannah.
With an eye to the future of this community’s arts, culture, and historical life, the Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance on June 14, 1979, that established the Cultural Arts Commission (formerly known as the Savannah Arts Council). Mayor and Council charged the Commission with the responsibility of advocating for the creation, the promotion, and the expansion of the arts, culture, and historical opportunities to be enjoyed by residents and visitors of Savannah. As envisioned by the Mayor and Aldermen, the Commission would voice the concerns, the needs, and the desires of Savannah, concerning art, culture, and history.
2020 Cultural Affairs Commissioners
|Sharon Wanda Aikens|
|Linda J. Evans|
Taqwaa F. Saleem
Ann Allen Westbrook
Youth Advisory Sub-CommitteeAndrea Hall-Houston
Public Art Sub-CommitteeKristopher Monroe
Anne Allen Westbrook
City priorities Sub-CommitteePatrick Kelsey
Cultural Affairs Commission Meeting
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Savannah Cultural Arts Center, Ben Tucker Theater
201 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Note: This building is currently closed to the public. If you would like to join the meeting virtually, please send an RSVP to this email by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8.
The following forms are for Cultural Affairs Commissioner use:
Please note that the ONLINE FORM CANNOT be saved as an "in progress" document. The online form must be completed and submitted at the same time. If you wish to save your work, please use the downloadable PDF form above. For questions, contact the Cultural Resources Department at (912) 651-6783.