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ARTS MINUTES 09-01-22City of Federal Way ARTS COMMISSION Thursday, September 1, 2022 8:00 a.m. Federal Way Community Center MINUTES In attendance: Chair Vickie Chynoweth, Karen Brugato, Iveta Felzenberg, Janine Barber, Kenny Byrne Excused: Angela Neubauer, Kim Bowman, James Morgese Unexcused: N/A Staff: Cody Geddes, Recreation Manager; Cassie Swan, Arts & Special Events; Jason Gerwen, Parks Deputy Director Chair Chynoweth called the meeting to order at 8:02 a.m. August meeting minutes were approved as written. PUBLIC COMMENT None. COUNCIL LIAISON None. ACTION/NEW PROJECT – DISCUSSION ITEMS None. UPDATES 1. Traffic Graffics – Vice Chair Brugato brought up plans to re-launch the Todd Beamer Traffic Graffic contest in October once school has begun and hopes to also get the contest included in the Scholar Chronicle newsletter from the school district. Vice Chair Brugato also brought with her the Mirror Article with questions regarding King County awarding $35,000 to East Federal Way (unincorporated King Co.) for Utility Box Artwork to bring to light in case the commission is asked to be involved. 2. Work Plan/Retreat – Staff Swan let the commission know the date for the Retreat would be November 17th from 4-7pm at the FWCC as a way to determine priorities for 2023. Staff Geddes emphasized the need for the commission to dial in what the priorities will be considering this is a volunteer commission and there are many projects they would like to see happen. 3. Arts Explosion MOU – Vice Chair Brugato updated that her and Brian at the PAEC will be meeting on September 8th(time TBD) to discuss Arts Explosion logistics, mentioned she has asked the City for ARPA funds for the event but hasn’t heard back yet. Would like for our graphics department to support to be able to ask for sponsorships. She has been applying for grants to help pay for display walls, prize money, and advertising for the event. She stated the next month would be critical in asking for sponsorships and solidifying plans with Brian at the PAEC. Commissioner Barber brought up having her friend Pam Turpin, a professional artist and art juror, to be a juror for Arts Explosion. 4. Contract for Services 2023 – Staff Swan reported that the application has been converted back to a PDF file as was discussed and is now live on the website. Applications are due October 3rd. So far, one application has already been received. 5. Arts Alive Fall 2022 @ PAEC – Staff Swan announced that the Arts Alive artwork drop off date has been set for September 14th from 3-5pm. Artists will be able to submit artwork for $5 per piece of artwork. 6. Comprehensive Plan Discussion – Staff Planner Chaney Skadsen presented an overview outlining the Cultural Services chapter of the Comprehensive Plan and went through each of the seven goals. COMMISSION REPORTS • None. Good of the order: Future Meeting Dates: • AC Regular Meeting – October 6, 2022 at Federal Way Community Center at 8:00am • 4Culture Meeting: o Follow this link – https://www.4culture.org/about-4culture/board-advisory-committees/ Meeting adjourned at 9:32 a.m.