The Arts and Humanities Advisory Board was created in 2011 to promote and encourage the development and awareness of the arts and humanities in the City of Manhattan, as follows:
To annually review the Capital Improvement Program ("CIP") to make recommendations to incorporate arts and humanities elements into the CIP projects, as the advisory board deems appropriate;
To provide an annual report and plan to the City Commission on arts and humanities opportunities in the City, to include recommended activities, programs, projects and collaborations;
To research and recommend fundraising and grant opportunities;
To assist with developing city guidelines related to the selection, placement and maintenance of public art and other displays, performances, exhibitions, and similar arts and humanities activities; and,
To make reports and recommendations to the governing body on all matters referred to it by the governing body.
The Arts and Humanities Advisory Board was dissolved by the City Commission on February 7, 2023.