AMS Planning, consultants hired by the City of Lethbridge, provided an update to stakeholders on May 1, 2020. A recording of the presentation, along with the slides can be found here: https://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/Projects-Initiatives/Current-Projects/Pages/PerformingArtsCentreReviewDesign.aspx Additional project updates… More
Great news about the future of a Performing Arts Centre in Lethbridge! After much deliberation this morning, Finance Committee has unanimously voted to approve the following:
- $375,000 in 2018 for final planning, location selection and financial model (including operating model);
- for City administration to strike a steering committee to begin work on the planning; $6.2 million in 2021 for detailed plans;
- and for City administration to develop a funding strategy (during this 2018-2021 CIP) for the full construction in the next CIP (2022 and beyond).
We are cautiously optimistic as the final approval is not until Tuesday, May 23 during a regular meeting of City Council. We are encouraged by the commitment to the arts City Council had demonstrated this week.
This would not have been possible without the community rallying around this project. It was mentioned several times during the discussions.
The Performing Arts Centre Advocacy Group thanks the Allied Arts Council for supporting the dream of a stand-alone Performing Arts Centre that benefits the entire community.
Video #3 in our series of educational videos about the need for a Performing Arts Centre.
Lethbridge is boring?!? We don’t think so!
Please share the link to this video with your entire network. #yql #yqlarts #nextstageYQL
Video #2 in a our educational series on the need for a Performing Arts Centre in Lethbridge – Capacity Conundrum! Please share with your networks!
Stay tuned for Video #3!
Do you know someone who suffers from Casa Confusion? Share this video about the difference between an education + production space and a Performing Arts Centre.
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You can now purchase a Next Stage membership at Casa – 230 8th Street South. Casa is open 7 days a week. Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm & Sundays: 10:00am – 6:00pm!
Join the Next Stage and show your support by purchasing a membership, displaying a window cling or wearing a button!
Memberships now available at the Allied Arts Council Office on 7th Street.
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