Collier County arts plan administration quietly cuts out arts council

Carrie Fuller looks over goals and strategies for Collier County arts and culture before placing a sticker next to one she favors, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Florida Gulf Coast University's Kapnick Center at Naples Botanical Garden. The results became part of the county-passed Arts & Culture Strategic Plan that is yet to be implemented.

The political dustup more than who administers the long delayed Collier County Arts & Culture Strategic Strategy apparently has been settled.

But most likely not by the elected human body empowered to do it.

Two months in the past, the Collier County Human Means Division marketed an government workplace situation for an “arts & lifestyle supervisor.” Its duties sound strikingly similar to individuals the County Board of Commissioners voted to contract out to the United Arts Council of Collier County. 

On paper, the agreement to perform with the UAC — the unbiased umbrella company for arts in Collier County — stands. It is component of the very long-selection arts program adopted by the county in March 2020.

In practice, that evidently will never transpire. At a contentious Jan. 26 meeting questioning the UAC as administrator of selection, Commissioner Penny Taylor proposed an amendment that would totally slash out the UAC, a single of the primary movers behind the prepare.

No conclusion:Collier commission once additional backs away from conflicted arts system

UAC supporters confirmed up to item, and county commissioners eventually voted instead for a continuance on her amendment. They asked for much more administrative options or some sort of listening to for the unhappy arts supporters.

Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor

“I assume there is great lack of conversation someplace. Somebody’s not conversing to anyone,” reported Commissioner Monthly bill McDaniel at the meeting.

So Taylor questioned then-County Supervisor Leo Ochs to research the cost to have the strategy administered in-home. She reported it would be extra inexpensive, costing closer to $100,000 annually than the $125,000 cost proposed by the United Arts Council for the work. 

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