Arts and Entertainment Council

The Arts & Entertainment Council (or MAEC) serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the Mayor, City Commission and City Manager regarding endorsement or support of specific art and entertainment special events, performance and productions as well as determinations as to whether any specific art shall be accepted or acquired by the City.  The board also coordinates with City departments, as appropriate, and originates cultural and entertainment activities within the City. Additional roles of the board include: 

1. Qualify community events as being officially recognized by the Arts Council.
2. Advocate and encourage public participation in all cultural, fine arts and entertainment events.
3. Maintain a separate, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation for the purpose of seeking funding from outside sources to support major arts and entertainment special events.
4. Appoint artists, entertainers or other knowledgeable individuals as honorary Council members, who shall advise and assist the Council in the furtherance of its duties.
5. Serve as the City's official liaison with major arts and entertainment facilities and organizations to attract art and entertainment programs of other governmental, private or public agencies to the City, including, but not limited to: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, James L. Knight Center, Tower Theater, Manuel Artime Center, Coconut Grove Playhouse, New World School of the Arts, Miami Film Festival, Performing Arts Center, Miami City Ballet, Florida Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Florida Grand Opera.

 

The Council shall consist of 11 members. Six members are to be appointed by the Mayor and five members appointed by each City Commissioner.  

Term Limit: 1 year Terms, limited to 8 Consecutive Terms, then 1 year break.

Current Board Members:

member portrait Marvin Weeks

Chair (Mayor)

member portrait Mercedes Lopez-Cisneros

Board Member (Mayor)

member portrait Mike Margulies

Board Member (Mayor)

member portrait Howard Miller

Board Member (Mayor)

member portrait Maria Napoles

Board Member (Mayor)

member portrait Ian Welsch

Board Member (Dist. 1)

member portrait David McBurnett

Board Member (Dist. 2)

member portrait Christopher Jewett

Board Member (Dist. 3)

member portrait Cameron Basden

Board Member (Dist. 4)

member portrait Marie Vickles

Board Member (Dist. 5)

member portrait Vacant Position

Board Member (Mayor)

 

The Board meets every second Wednesday of the month at:

Miami City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive

There will be no meeting during the month of August.