Arts and Culture Commission


The Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission champions the development, promotion and sustainability of Phoenix's vibrant cultural community.

To achieve its mission, the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission advises the City Council on the allocation of resources to support artists and cultural institutions; promotes cultural programs and events; advocates for and educates the public on the value of the arts; and fosters public and private relationships to sustain these efforts.

The Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission is a diverse group of citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council to advise on the development of arts and culture in Phoenix. The commission includes representatives from the cultural, business and education communities and the general public. The commission is supported by other citizens and arts professionals who serve on panels to review applications and make recommendations regarding grant awards and selection of artists for public art projects.

Joseph Benesh
Committee:  Advocacy/Marketing

Teniqua Broughton
Committee:  Advocacy/Marketing; Grants; Executive (Vice Chair)

Phyllis Bunch
Committee:  Arts Learning

hyllis Bunch
Committee:  Arts Learning

ony DiRienzi
Committee: Public Art (Chair); Executive

usan Ehrlich (Judge)
Committee:  Grants (Chair); Executive

Matthew Engle
Committee:  Advocacy/Marketing

Abraham James
Committee: Grants

Edward Jensen
Committee:  Public Art

Rachel Johnson
Committee:  Public Art

Eddie Jones
Committee:  Public Art

Sarah Kriehn
Committee:  Arts Learning

Lin Ling Lee
Committee:  Arts Learning

Christopher McCrossan
Committee:  Advocacy/Marketing

Regina Nixon
Committee:  Arts Learning (Chair); Executive

Keith Preston
Committee:  Arts Learning

Dr. Donna Reiner
Committee:  Executive; Advocacy/Marketing

Illya Riske
Committee:  Grants

Dana Campbell Saylor
Committee:  Advocacy (Chair)/Marketing; Executive

Mary Stephens
Committee:  Grants

Laura Stone
Committee:  Grants

Jenny Strickland
Committee:  Advocacy/Marketing

Janet Traylor
​Committee:  Executive (Chair)

Fred Ullrich
Committee:  Public Art