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Cultural STAR Board
Member Requirements

Size: Nine members, of which five are appointed by the Mayor

Saint Paul Residency: Required

Term: Three years

Staff: Joe Spencer - (651) 266-8524

The Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Program uses a local half-cent sales tax to support economic development in the City of Saint Paul. 10% of the total tax revenue from this program is designated for grants and loans for cultural projects.

Typical projects funded in the past include music, dance, dramatic theater, museums, radio/television productions, public art, sculpture, visual arts, festivals, promotional activities, facility upgrades and arts education.

Powers & Duties
  • Establishing priorities for the use of the Cultural STAR sales tax proceeds
  • Reviewing Cultural STAR applications for grants and loans
  • Making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council about which applications to approve

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