July 12, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
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Sybille Welter Named Director of Arts, Culture and Community Building
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Mayor Keith A. James is pleased to announce the expanded role of Sybille Welter as the Director of Arts, Culture, and Community Building for the City of West Palm Beach. In her new role, Ms. Welter will continue to facilitate the City’s dynamic public art program, ArtLife, while reimagining community engagement. “In her expanded role, Ms. Welter will be working directly with the City’s diverse neighborhood residents to build enhanced civic participation and harmony through creative community activities” stated Mayor James.
The ArtLife program will continue to commission artists at all career stages to create meaningful artworks– both permanent and temporary–throughout the City’s public spaces. These sponsored initiatives are the physical markers of the City of West Palm Beach’s advancement as an arts and cultural destination. The addition of community building reaffirms the importance of nurturing individual connections, working directly with the input of the City’s diverse neighborhood residents, and caring for our shared community spaces. Cultivating these relationships ensures that the City is responsive to the needs of each individual community district while responsibly shaping projects for the enrichment of the City of West Palm Beach as a whole.
Ms. Welter has more than two decades of experience in arts policy and community outreach. She has developed and implemented public programs, facilitated both small and large-scale public projects, and established critically important working relationships between artists, public and private City stakeholders, and the City. She is firm in her belief that art and culture are visible manifestations of creative community building, fundamental and invaluable to our City’s intellectual, social, economic, and civic growth, which occurs by reimagining the community.
Ms. Welter holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from California State University Northridge.
About the City of West Palm Beach:
The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant and dynamic City located on Florida’s Atlantic coast. With a rich history, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and a commitment to sustainability, the City of West Palm Beach is a great place to live, work, and play. As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central City of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront City that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, visit us on our official website, or follow us on our social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Linked-in.
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3523/772?npage=2