Scottsdale Cultural Council: A Little Background

Over the past few weeks we’ve made a post or two mentioning the Scottsdale Cultural Council.

If you’ve known John personally the past few years, you likely:

  • already have some background on the Cultural Council;
  • know what he is opposed to regarding the group’s operation; and,
  • understand why John closely follows their activities.

But the rest of us? Not so much.

I had been trying to write a post connecting the dots for those of us not in the know, but was struggling with it.

So I was pleased to find Sonja Haller’s article on the topic today. In it, she connected the dots. And now I don’t have to. Thanks, Sonja!

If you’re too busy to click through and read the article in its entirety, here’s the part I found most helpful:

The Cultural Council is the governing body of Public Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts under an agreement with the city.

Although the Cultural Council receives about half of its annual funding, or $4 million, from the city, it is a private, non-profit organization and, as such, is not subject to the state’s Open Meeting Law.

Hopefully, the quote above was enough of a teaser that you clicked through and read the article in its entirety. And if you did, I hope you enjoyed the reader comments listed below the article, including one from John, which received seven “thumbs up”  ratings from other readers.


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