Arts society plan includes long-term vision

Editor:

Re: Community Arts Council of WL should fold (July 5 edition).

Editor:

Re: Community Arts Council of WL should fold (July 5 edition).

It is good to see Steve Forseth taking the long-term strategic view about arts and culture in the Central Cariboo.

I would like to reassure him (and the readers) that the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society’s 2011 business plan already includes plans for work in the fall to lay the groundwork for developing a long-term vision for arts and culture in the Central Cariboo.

We have met with the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and discussed with them the ways in which our two organizations are complementary.

Several of the arts council’s functions for its members are ones which the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society cannot undertake within its present structure, and our interest is in seeing the arts council continue as one of the major players in the cultural scene.

The Community Arts Council is an important player, but it is not the only one.

At last count we have identified 68 organizations that offer arts and culture programs in the Central Cariboo either as their main function or, in some cases, as a separate program.

Our responsibility to the region’s taxpayers is to serve all these groups to the greatest extent possible.

Graham Kelsey,

President, Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society

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