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Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Arts & Sciences (A&S) Office and Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Minister of Arts and Sciences is tasked with promoting the Arts and Sciences within the West Kingdom. Arts and Sciences are part of the core of our organization and the Minister of Arts and Sciences is a key resource in organizing and locating resources.

The Minister of Arts and Sciences is one of the Great Officers of State. The term of office is 2 years and much happens during those years.

  • Conducts the annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition with the assistance of the current A&S Champion.
  • Enables the Order of the Wreath of Athena display to happen at each Crown Tournament.
  • Organizes the annual Arts and Sciences Tournament with the assistance of the current A&S Champion.
  • Organizes displays and classes at Kingdom events, as appropriate, and with the assistance of the current A&S Champion.
  • Serves on the Royal Commission for Regalia.
  • Coordinates with and assists, as needed, the Ministers of the Wooden Spoon and the Pied d’Argent.
  • Reports in writing to the Society A&S Minister as required.
  • Reports in orally or in writing to the Current and Incoming Royals and the Seneschal at the Kingdom Officers meetings.
  • Coordinates and collects the reports of all branches of the Kingdom on their A&S activities; and provides advice and assistance as needed.
  • Maintains a roster of all branches and their A&S reporting officer of record.
  • Coordinates with other Kingdom Officers as needed.

Applicable Laws – Article III Section 1, 2, 3 & Section 7 - Arts and Sciences

The Minister of Arts and Sciences is the chief artistic and scientific officer of the Crown and is responsible for the encouragement and development of the arts and sciences within the realm. The Minister of Arts and Sciences conducts the annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition (see Article IV Section 7.5), oversees the Order of the Wreath of Athena display (see Article IV, Section 8.28), organizes displays and classes at Kingdom events, and serves on the Royal Commission for Regalia. The Minister of Arts and Sciences shall assist the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion with the planning of any Kingdom-level arts and sciences events. The Minister of Arts and Sciences shall maintain communication with the Ministers of the Wooden Spoon and the Pied d’Argent, and offer assistance should they need it.