The Detroit Charter and City Government
ARTICLE 9. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2. COUNCIL OF THE ARTS
Annotations By: Jacqueline Bejma
Sec. 9-201. Council of the Arts
A 15 member council of the arts is appointed by the mayor
Member terms last 4 years
The council of the arts is an advisory body for the mayor and city council that advocates for arts and aesthetics in all aspects of city life
The council of the arts may appoint an executive director
The Council of the Arts, comprised of fifteen (15) members, shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. Each member’s term is four (4) years. Not more than four (4) terms expire each year.
The Council shall act as an advisory body to the Mayor and the City Council and as advocate for the arts and aesthetics in all aspects of city life. It shall advise and support cultural institutions and groups interested in cultural activities. It shall encourage, develop and support a wide variety of programs which reflect the cultural needs and experiences of all citizens and shall encourage participation by all citizens in the cultural activities carried on in the city.
The Council of Arts may, within appropriations appoint an Executive Director, exempt from Article 6, Chapter 4 of this Charter. The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Council.