Performing Arts Venue Feasibility / Conceptual Design Study
In 2012, The Town of Okotoks conducted a feasibility study regarding the building of the performing arts centre.
Cultural resources plays a key role in enhancing the sense of place, quality of life and the local creative economy. The growth in population in Okotoks and the surrounding area has seen related exponential growth in cultural and recreational activities. As such, Okotoks needs to keep pace through the development of new amenities and the redevelopment of some existing facilities.
In anticipation of changes to population and community needs, the Town of Okotoks participated with stakeholder groups to create a Cultural, Historical + Arts Master Plan 2010-2030 (CHAMP).
Through this plan it was recommended that the Town ensure that creative physical infrastructure be available for current and future generations. This involves the building of new space as well as the retrofitting and repurposing of existing space.
The Performing Arts Venue Feasibility/Conceptual Design Study (9 MB)
revealed the need for a multi-use, purpose-built facility- or facilities- to accommodate the performing arts and other functions, including visual arts. Findings identify the need for the facility to be technically equipped to house local and visiting artists (amateur or professional) as well as travelling shows. The new centre addressed regional needs to ensure maximum use and benefit. The study suggests preliminary physical plans and the framework of a business plan to guide the Town.
For more information contact Allan Boss, Town of Okotoks Team Leader for Cultural and Historical Services at 403-995-2776 or firstname.lastname@example.org