Arts, History and Cultural Council
The Arts, History and Cultural Council (AHCC) is responsible for acting as a Cultural Council for SCFD grantmaking activities, and as an advisory body for Arts & History Division programs and Art in Public Places projects.
- During the months when the AHCC convenes, our schedule typically includes regular meetings on the first Monday of each month. In April and May, we hold additional weekly virtual meetings dedicated to grant review sessions. Ad hoc subcommittee meetings can be arranged as necessary to address specific matters. It's important to note that the AHCC is not scheduled to convene in January, August, September, or December. However, please be aware that meetings may be added as needed to address emerging issues or priorities.
- 2023 calendar 2024 calendar
- Time: 6:30 p.m. regular meetings and 6 p.m. virtual grant review sessions.
- Location: Eisenhower Room at the Broomfield Library & Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
- Please note: Meeting locations, dates and times are subject to change.
- Public Meeting Process and Norms for Arts, History & Cultural Council (AHCC) Members and the Public
- The arts, history and cultural council shall consist of eight members plus two alternates with one of the members and one of the alternates being a youth between the age of fourteen to eighteen years old.
|Member Name||Term Expires March 31|
|Patrick Blim-Hockberger, Secretary||2026|
|Chris Floyd, Vice Chair||2026|
|Julie Fuller, Chair||2024|
|Madelynn Karimi, Youth Member||2024|
|Abbey Sterling, Youth Alternate||2024|
|Todd Cohen, City Council Member Ex-Officio||2023|
Purpose, Powers, and Responsibilities 2-64-030
- The arts, history and cultural council shall prepare and execute an annual plan for distribution of moneys to nonprofit institutional organizations and agencies of local government, which meet the criteria of the Colorado Scientific and Cultural Facilities Act, including duties such as:
- Review and provide feedback on the grantmaking process, procedures, guidelines, criteria and assessment protocol continually for improvement.
- Evaluate applications received and apportion available moneys among qualified applicants for the annual plan to be submitted to the city council for approval.
- The arts, history and cultural council shall allocate one-quarter of the funds annually, without application, directly to the arts and history division for cultural purposes as allocated in the annual budget.
- Remaining non designated funds shall be allocated to organizations based in the city and county for general operating support and to special projects located within the scientific and cultural facilities district ("district") for project support. The arts, history and cultural council shall show preference for organizations and special projects located within the city and county.
- Submit plan to the city council for its approval. Upon approval of the city council, to submit plan to the board of directors of the district, aligning with district requirements.
- The arts history and cultural council shall review and provide feedback on arts and history division long range plans for programs and services.
- The arts history and cultural council shall, upon request of the designated staff liaison participate, assist and provide feedback on master plans or other special projects.
- The arts history and cultural council may create from its members subcommittee(s) to meet separately and support specific, short-term initiatives that may include:
- Reviewing and providing feedback for public art projects, processes and procedures, including guidelines outlining project funding, selection, acquisition and placement of works of art.
- Review annual arts and history division public art funding plans including acquisitions, maintenance or deaccession.
- Participate in distribution of moneys to nonprofit organizations through other non-scientific and cultural facilities district (SCFD) grant programs.
- Participate in community panels that may include artist or artwork selection, concept review, scoring of proposals, or other submission-based projects.
See the complete responsibilities in the Broomfield Municipal Code.
City & County of Broomfield (CCOB) Mission and Guiding Values
Boards and Commissions Member Conduct Policy
Public Meeting Process and Norms for Arts, History & Cultural Council (AHCC) Members and the Public
Cheryl German, Arts & History Administrative Analyst
Megan Gilby, Arts & History Manager
Any interested citizen is invited to attend council meetings. Applications for open positions are available in January of each year.
- In making appointments city council will give consideration to assure a balance of knowledge and skill including, but not limited to, experience in arts, cultural, scientific, and historical organizations, in art education, in non-profit administration, in grant-making and development, and in business.
- See the complete membership information in the Broomfield Municipal Code.