For immediate release

Contact Monica Haskell 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 Seven Mile Bridge and the Long Key Bridge, otherwise known as District 3.

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. It works with the TDC’s advertising and public relations agencies to promote the keys as a cultural destination, and makes recommendation for funding of cultural events. The District 3 seat is currently held by Lois Wolfe of Marathon.

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