Creative and Cultural Council Application

We want you to get involved! We are looking for citizens of the City of Paducah to serve on the Creative and Cultural Council. Applicants will be concerned members of the public who show a professional competence of arts and culture, including creative entrepreneurs and advocates of the arts.

Here are the details:

Initial Terms: Initially, two (2) members will be appointed for terms of one (1) year; two (2) members shall be appointed for terms of two (2) years; and one (1) member shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years.

Regular Terms: Each term, except for initial appointments, will be for three (3) years each, and/or until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member may serve more than two (2) full three-year terms.

The roles of the Council are:

  • Act as a resource for local artists and organizations.
  • Undertake initiatives that support the creative economy and the arts and culture ecosystem of Paducah.
  • Unite and connect local partners to address community needs and make the community more healthy, vibrant and equitable.
  • Recognize, promote and encourage creative industry growth.
  • Identify funding and grant opportunities for local artists and arts & cultural organizations and assist with the acquisition of said funding and grants.
  • Coordinate efforts between agencies and individual artists and educate the public regarding community arts opportunities.
  • Assist with the installation of public art in neighborhoods, public places, and commercial corridors.
  • Perform assessments on the state of arts and culture in Paducah.

How often will the Council Meet? The council will set their own regular meetings, but it will be no less than quarterly.

Is there any pay for Council Members? No. Council members will serve without compensation and cannot incur any indebtedness to be paid by the City.

To be considered, please fill out the application, which you can find here or at the link below. Once completed, you can mail a physical copy to:

Lindsay Parish
City Clerk’s Office, City of Paducah
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, KY 42002-2267

You may also submit your application electronically by sending it to Lindsay Parish at

Thank you for your interest in serving the local community!