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Project Background

The City of Grande Prairie is undertaking a feasibility study to assist with the business case for a regional performing and media arts facility, to be located on the South Montrose site in downtown Grande Prairie. The City is not assuming there is a need and are using the processes identified in this request for process to assist with this determination.

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Stakeholders of this study include the citizens of Grande Prairie and Region, Arts Community, City of Grande Prairie, School Boards and Educational Institutions, and Neighbouring Municipalities: County of Grande Prairie; Municipal District of Greenview; Town of Beaverlodge; Town of Sexsmith; Town of Wembley; and the Village of Hythe. The opportunities for this facility include:

  1. To provide more arts and cultural opportunities for the region
  2. To strengthen relationships and build new opportunities with the arts community
  3. To generate economic and social benefits for region
  4. To foster the development of children and youth through active involvement in the arts
  5. To enhance the Montrose site with a modern, esthetically and available resource for the community

Projected Outcomes

Through discussions with regional stakeholders, and research from other existing facilities in Western Canada, the outcome of the feasibility study will provide findings and recommendations to the following:

  1. Who will use the facility, how often, and what revenue can be generated?
  2. How large of a facility is required?
  3. What would a regional funding model look like?
  4. How much will it cost to build and how long will it take?
  5. What would the economic impact be on Grande Prairie?
  6. What will the first 5 years of operating and capital expenditures be?
  7. Who should own and operate the facility?
  8. What options for funding of construction and operation are available?
  9. What are the current and long term needs for a facility?
  10. What features should be included?
  11. What partnership opportunities exist and how would they work with the proposed facility?
  12. What affects would the facility have on other local venues that host similar events, groups and performances?
  13. Summary of recommendations above with actual comparative results from research of other Western Canadian facilities (facility usage, facility size, regional funding models, capital construction costs, etc.)


Last updated: 2/28/2017 10:13:04 AM