Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 27. Department of Education and Early Development
Section 50. Duties of Council.
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AS 44.27.050. Duties of Council.

The duties of the council are

(1) to stimulate and encourage throughout the state the study and presentation of the performing, visual, and fine arts and public interest and participation;

(2) to make surveys, which are considered advisable, of public and private institutions engaged in the state in artistic and cultural activities, including but not limited to music, theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts and crafts, and to make recommendations concerning appropriate methods to encourage participation in and appreciation of the arts to meet the legitimate needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state;

(3) to take steps necessary and appropriate to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of the state and to expand the state's cultural resources;

(4) to encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression essential for the well being of the arts;

(5) to manage the art in public places fund;

(6) to administer the provisions of AS 45.65 relating to the identification seal for authentic Native handicrafts made in the state and adopt regulations to carry out those provisions.

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