Public input sought for future Red Deer arts and culture facility

By rdnewsNOW staff
September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Officials with The City of Red Deer want your opinion on how to best serve the future arts and cultural needs of the community and surrounding region.

As a result, an online survey is now open for residents to provide that input until October 5.

The survey which is part of the Cultural Facility Needs Assessment project approved by council in 2016, aims to determine what type and function a culture/arts facility would best promote collaboration among cultural entities and efficiently use existing and new resources while assessing the overall needs in Red Deer and region.

“In 2014, Red Deerians ranked a performing arts centre/concert hall as the fourth priority in terms of community amenities,” said Tara O’Donnell, Culture Superintendent, in a press release. “This study will help us better understand what type of facility will best suit both the needs of those who use these facilities and the broader community.”

It’s hoped the survey will provide The City an understanding of what matters most to people and the criteria that people believe should be considered in exploring a new cultural facility that would best serve Red Deer and region now and in the future.

“The needs assessment is the first phase in what could potentially be a multi-year project,” said O’Donnell. “What we learn now will help position us for success as we build a sustainable plan for an arts and culture facility in our community.” 

The survey is currently available at

All survey respondents will automatically be entered to win a $75 Recreation, Parks and Culture gift card.

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