Support Kitchener’s Arts Feb 15th

City of Kitchener City Hall

Tuesday night, February 15, at 7:00, at Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener councilors are discussing whether or not to continue to support sustainability funding for the arts in Kitchener. The sustainability fund was established last year to help ensure the long-term success of the city’s cultural institutions. There is a possibility this critically important support may not be continued. You can help send a clear message to city council that the arts do matter in our community; that you, as members of the public, want the arts to receive adequate municipal support; and that the public is watching, and cares about, this decision. You can do all this just by showing up!

The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Council chambers of Kitchener City Hall.

Discussion Items
1. Draft 2011 Budget – Public Consultation
a) Remarks – Committee Chair and Deputy CAO, Finance & Corporate Services
b) Registered Delegations

Pursuant to Council’s Procedural By-law, delegations are permitted to address the Committee for a maximum of 5 minutes.
 Dan Carli, Chair, Kitchener Public Library Board
 Tim Hart, General Manager, Kitchener Soccer Club
 Sarah Colvin, Doon Pioneer Park Community Association

Victoria Park Lake Remediation:
 Anna Maste, Victoria Park Neighbourhood Association
 Eric Haldenby, University of Waterloo

Family Physician / Specialists Recruitment Programs:
 Ian McLean, President, Greater K-W Chamber of Commerce
 Dr. Shok Sharma, Joint Chief of Staff, Grand River / St. Mary’s Hospitals

Arts & Culture Sustainability Fund:
 Roger Farwell, Creative Enterprise Enabling Organization
 Don Bourgeois, Chair, Arts & Culture Advisory Committee
 Alison Burkett, Gallery on the Grand
 Alf Bogusky & Judith Stephens Wells, President, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
 Amy Higgins, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
 David Marskell & David Strucke, The Museum

Learn More
Arts funding under microscope as municipal councils set budgets, Jan 24, 2011 (The Record)>

City of Kitchener’s 2011 Budget, including Feb 15th public input session>

About The Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery exists in real space in Kitchener, Ontario. Featuring contemporary work, the Gallery provides opportunities to connect with art through public programs, classes and exhibitions. Admission is free.
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2 Responses to Support Kitchener’s Arts Feb 15th

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  2. The city had it right last year when they set up the fund. They couldn’t not continue now.

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