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Arts Facilities Advisory Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Arts Facilities Advisory Committee (AFAC) is to prepare a comprehensive arts and culture facilities plan that considers the demands for arts and culture programming and services, growth and evolution of artistic practices and audiences, types of spaces and opportunities for co-location, as well as physical, administrative, governance and capital and operating funding needs.

Duties

The AFAC will:

  • consider existing needs (exhibition, performance, storage, workshop/studio and program spaces) and future needs for facilities and spaces to support arts and culture
  • recommend which existing facilities should be retained based on condition assessments, the District’s asset management plan and the arts and culture uses they can accommodate
  • identify other spaces that could support arts and culture activities including unoccupied or under-utilized spaces in civic facilities, schools, community centres, parks, public spaces, faith-based facilities and private spaces. Such uses could include artist residencies, summer camps, workshops or small events
  • involve arts and culture groups in preparing an arts and culture facilities plan
  • ensure the facility plan aligns with existing plans and directions including the Ambleside Town Centre Plan, Ambleside Waterfront Plan, Economic Development Plan and Official Community Plan (OCP)
  • support the framework of arts and culture venues distributed across the community with Ambleside as the main hub for arts and culture facilities and potential satellite spaces
  • consider other opportunities for a regional approach to facility delivery
  • review the considerable work completed previously on facilities, including the Facilities Needs Assessment Report completed as part of the Arts & Culture Strategy (February 6, 2018)
  • review and comment on matters pertaining to the AFAC’s purpose as referred by staff or Council.

The AFAC’s purpose is to develop a comprehensive arts and culture facilities plan which will be used to inform future planning for arts and culture facilities.

Term

An appointment is for a one-year term and members may serve up to six years on the committee to a maximum of six years.

Council Member

Councillor Craig Cameron

Volunteer Members

Barbara Brink, Rob Brown, Michael Evans, Richard Finley, Eric Fiss, Roz Seyednejad, Chris Stringer, Paul Tutsch, Jennifer Webb and Jason Wexler.

Staff Liaison

Christie Rosta, Cultural Services Manager

604-374-1779

Documents

Terms of Reference - July 2019

Arts & Culture Facilities Plan - June 2019

Arts & Culture Strategy - 2018–2023

Arts Facilities Site Identification Analysis - February 2020

Next meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 12
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex

Notice

Click here to join the meeting

Password: westvan

Number: 187 053 4630



Electronic meeting details

The Provincial Health Officer prohibits members of the public from attending in person to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the public who wish to listen and provide input are encouraged to attend virtually via Webex.

View detailed instructions on joining a virtual committee meeting

Click the meeting link, enter your name, email address, and event password, then click "Join Now". Note: Only click "join by browser" if you do not plan on using your microphone.

Written submissions regarding matters that fall within the committee’s mandate can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.

2021

Arts Facilities Advisory Committee

March 24 Rescheduled  
April 7 Notice Minutes
April 27 Notice  
May 12 Notice  

2020 Meetings

Arts Facilities Advisory Committee

Jan. 8 Notice Minutes
Jan. 22 Notice Minutes
Feb. 19 Notice Minutes
March 10 Notice Minutes
July 7 Notice Minutes
Aug. 31 Notice Minutes
Sept. 22 Notice Minutes


Klee Wyck Subcommittee

Jan. 13 Notice Minutes
Feb. 18 Notice Minutes

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