For immediate release

Contact: Monica Haskell, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 305-295-4369


Opening on Cultural Umbrella Committee


The Florida Keys Council of the Arts seeks to make a new appointment to the Cultural Umbrella Committee of the Tourist Development Council. The appointee must live in the area between the Long Key Bridge and mile marker 90.7, otherwise known as District 4.

The Cultural Umbrella is administered by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. It is composed of five persons, representing all 5 districts of the Florida Keys. The District 4 seat was previously held by David Cohn of Islamorada.

To be eligible to serve on the Recommendation Committee of the Cultural Umbrella, a person must

1. Reside in the Tourist Development Committee District to which appointed for a minimum of two years.

2. Have demonstrated significant support and advocacy for art and culture or work as an artist (visual, performing, literary, historic).

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the prime importance of art and culture to the economy and to the quality of life of Monroe County citizens and guests.

4. Receive no income in an administrative capacity from an entity or individual that was awarded Cultural Umbrella event funding in the past fiscal year or that applies in the current year.

Persons wishing to be considered may send a letter of interest immediately to Monica Haskell, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Fl 33040



For more information, call Andrea Comstock  at 305-852-1469 ext. 4369, 305-743-0079 ext. 4369, or 295-4369; e-mail; or visit