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Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study


The City of Cornwall is undertaking a Feasibility Study for a new ... 
Arts and Culture Centre


+VG Architects, along with partner Sierra Planning Management, have been retained by the Corporation of the City of Cornwall to develop the Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study.  This study builds on the recommendations of the 2011 Building the Culturescape in Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

In June 2011, the City of Cornwall participated with localpartners to develop a regional culture plan now referred to as"Culturescape". The intent of this exercise was to further cultural development in the City of Cornwal and the United Counties by promoting communal civic engagement, strengthening community identity, providing a plan of action for cultural development, promoting a better understanding of culture, supporting the growth of cultural sector, creating linkages between culture and other civic activities, and supporting regional economic development. One of the key themes that emerged from the study relating to the development of a vision for culture in Cornwall and the United Counties was, "the need for a publicly identifiable place which is recognized by the entire community and which can act as a Centre for training, production and experience of cultural activities and products". (Culturescape Report, SPM, 2011) 

The final plan recommended the creation of a regional Arts Council and development of a multi-functional Arts and Culture Centre.

The main focus of the Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study, will be to determine the facility needs, the affordability, the physical components (design, spaces and sizes), specific location, and costs for a Community Arts and Culture Centre.  The final product will also recommend operating models, funding opportunities, and identify economic impact and benefit for the City as a whole and the Arts and Culture Community in particular.

The anticipated completion date for the study is Spring 2016.

Cornwall Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study will involve consultation with a range of sector stakeholders (community groups, public, private, and not-for-profit) as well as the public in identifying current needs, issues and priorities as it relates to developing an Arts and Culture Centre in the City.

Additional Information

For more information regarding the City of Cornwall Arts and Culture Centre Feasibility Study project, please contact:  

James Fawthrop
Division Manager, Parks and Recreation