Community Arts Council Looking For New Digs

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV
Community Arts Council Looking For New Digs

An affordable housing project along 15th Avenue is one step closer to reality with a public hearing process completed for City Council. But, for the Community Arts Council, that project highlights the deficiencies present in the current Studio 2880 and the building in which the Council’s offices and gift shop are housed.
“Studio 2880, the facility here is quite broken,” says Sean Farrell, the Community Arts Council’s Executive Director. “And we’re quite out-of-step with what is naturally a residential neighbourhood. We have very little foot traffic here. The facility is aging. And there isn’t the shared, holistic space that we would be looking at in a new facility.”
He says the Arts Council would like to be located in the downtown, where it makes much more sense than as a island in a sea of residential properties.
“The first step is to identify at least a couple of potential facilities and then do proper feasibility studies which would, I’m sure, include a capital investment analysis plan,” he says. “Those are the first steps, combined with stakeholder engagement process with our members as well to find out, really, what does the future need to look like for a 21st Century Community Arts Council.”
No dates for those meetings with the City have been established at this point.

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