Creative & Cultural Council

At its December 17, 2019, meeting, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to establish the Paducah Creative & Cultural Council as part of Chapter 2 of the Paducah Code of Ordinances.  This is one of the What’s Important Now (WIN) initiatives in the City’s Strategic Plan for enhancing arts and culture in Paducah. 

The Council will be composed of five Paducah citizens appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board.  In addition to the five citizens, the Planning Director, Neighborhood Project Planner, and the Grants Administrator will serve on the Council.  The ordinance says the Council will meet no less than quarterly. 

The roles and functions of the Council will be as follows:

  1. Acting as a resource for local artists and organizations.
  2. Undertaking initiatives that support the creative economy and the arts and culture ecosystem of Paducah.
  3. Uniting and connecting local partners to address community needs and make the community more healthy, vibrant and equitable.
  4. Recognizing, promoting and encouraging creative industry growth.
  5. Identifying funding and grant opportunities for local artists and arts & cultural organizations and assisting with the acquisition of said funding and grants.
  6. Coordinating efforts between agencies and individual artists and educating the public regarding community arts opportunities.
  7. Assisting with the installation of public art in neighborhoods, public places, and commercial corridors.
  8. Performing assessments on the state of arts and culture in Paducah. 

If you are a Paducah citizen interested in serving on the Creative & Cultural Council, submit an application and a resume or biography to the .  The application can be found at Boards and Commissions.  Contact the City Clerk’s office at 270-444-8506 for more information.