It was founded in 2015 by the city’s citizens interested in art, the Mayor, the Managing Director of KulTourStadt Gotha GmbH and the Chairman of VR- Bank Westthüringen. The committee holds a public meeting twice a year. The dates are announced in local media. All members of the advisory committee are entitled to vote.
The advisory committee always includes one member from KulTourStadt Gotha GmbH, the Mayor or a representative nominated by them and the Chairman of the VR-Bank Westthüringen or a representative nominated by them. Experts from various areas (e.g. art, the fine arts, architecture, landscape planning) are also invited to participate.
A vote on planned exhibitions is taken by the KunstBeirat, expert views and reviews of artistic contributions are carried out during the consultations in relation to the project.
The advisory board currently consists of the following members:
- Prof. Dr. Peter Arlt
- Dr. Wolfgang Steguweit
- The Lord Mayor of Gotha Knut Kreuch
- Kai Trautvetter
- Dr. Timo Trümper
- Helga Wilfroth
- Ralf Schomburg
- Hans-Jürgen Roth