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Posted on: November 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Athens Municipal Arts Commission Seeks Submissions Athens Poet Lauteate 2020-2021

Athens Municipal Arts Commission Seeks Submissions Athens Poet Lauteate 2020-2021
Athens, Ohio - The Athens Municipal Arts Commission (A.M.A.C.) announces that it is seeking submissions for the 2020-2021 Athens Poet Laureate position.

The City of Athens has allocated $2000 per year for the position of Poet Laureate.  Selections will be made by the Selection Committee, composed of Athens Municipal Arts Commission ad-hoc committee members.  Commencement of Contract: The position of Poet Laureate will be contracted through the City of Athens. The start date will be Freruary 1, 2020 and end date will be January 31, 2022.  For more information, and to view the complete submission prospectus, please visit the city website:

Information can be found under “Current Calls for Entry”.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  All submissions must be hand-delivered or received no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, December 2, 2019

Mail/hand deliver applications to:
Position of Athens Poet Laureate
Arts West
132 West State Street

or electronic entries to:

All project questions should be directed to AMAC member Carol Patterson:

The Athens Municipal Arts Commission is a City Council appointed commission of the City of Athens, OH. Its Mission is to make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and the community in order to enhance the existing cultural resources of the area; to encourage new opportunities for the creation, performance, and exhibition of all the arts; and to promote policies and activities that preserve the beauty, history, and culture of the region.

A.M.A.C. is not a funding or re-granting organization. AMAC has no budget and no authority to commission or purchase work, merely to make recommendations to the City leadership. To accomplish this, A.M.A.C. considers proposals from private, public and government sources by forming ad hoc study groups (arts selection committees) made up of artists, citizens and A.M.A.C. members who, after due consideration, make recommendations to A.M.A.C., who then deliberates and forwards its recommendations to the Athens City Council and Administration.

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