The City of Vancouver released its proposed 2014 Capital and Operating Budget today, which notes that the coming year will see a continued focus on the planning for significant new arts venues and spaces, including the new Vancouver Art Gallery, 162 West 1st Avenue, and the evolution of the Arts Factory.
Cultural Services plans for 2014 include:
- diversifying offerings in Civic Theatres and supporting emerging artists
- continuing support of the VAG as it moves to complete milestone deliverables in relocation plan
- supporting sustainable management approaches in non-profit partner and granted organizations
- maximizing the use of civic and public assets, including Civic Theatres
- planning for new facilities (Vancouver Art Gallery, 162 West 1st Avenue, new artist studios and Arts Factory)
- leveraging public art and private sector funding for new commissions
Click here for the full budget proposal. Highlights of the Capital Budget allocated to culture appear on p. 71 and public art on p. 73. References to culture under Department Service Plans (Operating Expenditures for Community Services) begins on p. 177.
Your chance to learn more and provide feedback: The City will host a budget dialogue session to provide more information and enable the public to discuss the budget with City staff prior to it going to City Council for consideration on December 10.
Date and Time: December 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Town Hall meeting room at City Hall (453 West 12th Avenue)