The Councillor of Culture, currently Tiralta, is in charge of orchestrating cultural events and developing the identity of the Refugi culture. They are responsible for keeping people feeling happy and safe, coordinating events, and hosting games. The Councillor of Culture is always available to answer questions or to put a resident/Member State in contact with another Councillor who can better assist them with their issue. Finally, as of
Statute Referendum #3: Guidelines for Environmental Participation and Implication, the Councillor of Culture is in charge of tracking regional environmental stats, and providing regular Eco-Reports informing the region of its progress.
Of the three original Council positions, Culture has had the fewest sitting Councillors. The first Councillor of Culture was seated for only one term, and the position was left mostly amorphous upon their move to Foreign Affairs. It was after Councillor Sylh Alanorís election to the seat in September of 2019 that the Culture office began creating dispatches and driving member activity. The regionís first recruitment telegram, headed at the time by the Cultural Office, began circulating in September of 2019, and the region began growing exponentially.
The Councillor of Culture, being nominally in charge of events and developing identity, has a wide and vague swath of responsibilities. How do they accomplish these things? The list below will grow as new types of events are added.
Refugi Game Nights: While members on the Regional Message Board and in the regional Discord server can suggest games at any time, the Councillor of Culture will schedule regular official times for games, so that the most people can show up. Games so far have included Tetris, Skribbl.io, and Uno! Do you have a suggestion for a game? Send it to the Councillor of Culture and get it added to the list!
Creative Competitions: As evidenced by Administrator Refuge Isleís Winter Flag Competition, Refugi are eager to show off their creative talent. The Councillor of Culture may call for contests that reward Refugi by featuring their creations on the official region page.
Trivia and Riddle Competitions: From time to time, there will either a riddle or a obscure random trivia fact for the members of Refugia to participate and earn bragging rights.
Interregional Events: The Councillor may get in touch with culture staff in our embassy regions to collaboratively work on events. These will be the perfect opportunity for Refugi to get to know and become friends with our neighbours in other regions!
The Refugi Olympics: Do you like crushing other nations in friendly competitions and winning prizes? Congratulations, this one is for you! Sign up for the Refugi Olympics and show off your nation's sporting prowess (or luck) in this randomly generated, high stakes event.
Refugi Kindness Week: This is an opportunity for Refugi to interact with others in our community (and beyond!) both gameside and on Discord to spread a little joy and brighten someone's day through various events.
Give It A Go: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at something on NationStates such as RP, or writing issues or World Assembly proposals? Give It A Go is the perfect opportunity for you to try this out within the familiarity of Refugia before you take your writing skills to the forums! Other Refugi with experience in any of these things are encouraged to give helpful feedback so you can develop and get that badge you've always dreamed of.