The "unique" partnership will provide affordable cultural space for local artists
CBC News Posted: Feb 05, 2014 Vancouver city council has voted to approve a unique partnership that will secure a cultural space for local artists at CBC for the next 30 years.
The City and CBC are welcoming the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society and partners — Touchstone Theatre, the Documentary Media Society (DOXA Documentary Film Festival), and Music on Main Society — to a community amenity at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson says it makes both cultural and economic sense.
“The city is proud to support affordable spaces for artists, and the community cultural hub in the CBC building is a great fit for groups like the PuSh Festival,” said the mayor.
“Investing in the arts supports our economy and makes Vancouver a more creative, dynamic city."
Robertson says the announcement has been in the works since 2006. That's when the city secured 8,477 square feet of ground floor space at CBC at a nominal rent for 99 years.
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