Art Gallery Of Sudbury Plans For Future Expansion
McGuinty Government Supporting Economic Development And Job Creation
The construction of a new art gallery in Sudbury is being considered to help promote the growth of the local artistic community, create jobs and generate tourism opportunities.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Art Gallery of Sudbury will undertake an implementation study for a new state-of-the-art facility. The study will include concept design, potential location, economic impact analysis, a financial operating plan and a capital fundraising plan.
This project is part of the five-year Open Ontario plan to tap new economic opportunities and create jobs in the North.
- The government is investing $85,000 in this initiative through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- Established in 1967, the Art Gallery of Sudbury hosts eight to 10 exhibitions annually, along with lecture series, art classes and special events and has an annual attendance of about 11,000 people.
“As our local economy diversifies, the arts and culture sector is providing exciting new opportunities in economic development that will benefit the entire community.”
“By supporting projects like this one, the NOHFC is spurring economic growth and job creation in Northern Ontario,”