Committee for the Arts

About the Gloucester Committee for the Arts 


The Committee for the Arts (CFTA) is a group made up of citizen volunteers chosen by the Mayor and City Council. The Committee for the Arts was established by city ordinance in 2000 to appreciate local art and artists. The Committee for the Arts promotes and celebrates Gloucester’s cultural heritage.

Our Mission


  • Maintain Gloucester’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals and other city-owned art
  • Develop and promote art education programs
  • Give honors that recognize local artists, including the position of Gloucester Poet Laureate
  • Bring about a city-wide public art policy and commissioning process
  • Develop beneficial arts partnerships
  • Encourage the creation and promotion of arts projects created in or about Gloucester
  • Advise city officials on the value of a diverse, cultural life for all citizens
  • Encourage arts programs within the public schools

Agenda

Agendas are available prior to Committee meetings.
Most Recent Agenda | All Agendas

Minutes are available once approved by the CFTA.
Most Recent Minutes | All Minutes

Meetings

  • Held in person*

*Please refer to the Public Notices page for meeting dates.

Members

The Committee has up to 7 members, each serving a 4-year term.

First NameLast NameContactTitle
To Expire
KarenRistuben
Chair02/14/2023
RebeccaReynolds

02/14/2023
MirandaAisling

02/14/2023
JudithHoglander

02/14/2023
RebeccaNagle

02/14/2023
Mayor GregVerga(978) 281-9700Ex-Officio


Documents

Current Committee of the Arts Ordinance (PDF)

2005 Policy Handbook Proposal (PDF)