Clark County seeks applicants for Poet Laureate position

The Arts Commission is working to acquire financial support such as a stipend, grant or honorarium

VANCOUVER – The Clark County Arts Commission is seeking applicants for Clark County Poet Laureate. The position is for two years beginning April 15, 2021.

The Clark County Arts Commission is seeking applicants for Clark County Poet Laureate. The position is for two years beginning April 15, 2021.

This is a volunteer position. However, the Arts Commission is working to acquire financial support such as a stipend, grant or honorarium.

Duties of the Poet Laureate include promoting poetry as an art form, expanding access to the literary arts, and encouraging poetry as a regional voice that contributes to a sense of place.

Potential applicants must:

  • Be a practicing, published poet
  • Be a Clark County resident over 18 years of age
  • Have a commitment to community outreach and collaboration
  • Have an interest in promoting equity and inclusion through the arts
  • Have the flexibility to shape a scope of work that reflects their interests, skills and abilities

Applications are on the county’s website here.

For a more detailed description of the position go to the county’s website.

Application deadline is midnight Fri., Jan. 22.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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