The Kimberley Arts Council wants to run some renovations at its Centre 64 facility.
President Lennan Delaney says the building leaks in its roof, north gallery, stairway, boardroom and main door office area.
He says they’re hoping to be successful in an application for a Columbia Basin Trust Arts and Culture Venue grant and to secure funds from the city.
He says preliminary estimates for the repairs are pegged at $300,000.
“You do kind of want to look at the bigger picture, and I think that’s kind of where we’re at,” says Delaney. “The city’s really good, we’ve worked in partnership many times in the past, so we’re confident. Even if it’s preliminary, we work well together.”
He says they’ll seek 200-thousand dollars from the CBT and hope to cover the rest with help from the city and their own fundraising efforts.
Delaney was at yesterday’s city council meeting to present the project’s scope.
He says council seemed to be quite receptive.
“I think they understand the needs. I think many of the individuals that were in the room and many of the council members have been in the community for a long time. They’re aware.”
Their CBT grant application is due by mid September.
– Lennan Delaney, President, Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64