City councillors want Sudbury to boost arts funding
Several city councillors want to see the Sudbury art gallery get regular funding from the city.
Currently the gallery applies for annual arts grants and this year it received $100,000 — $20,000 less than it received the year before, and $70,000 less than it requested.
"This year-by-year funding, and leaving the art gallery on edge, year over year, is completely unfair."
He says a location has been chosen, but details aren't public yet.
Barbeau also said the art gallery is also looking to partner with the city in another way, by looking at options of having the gallery share a building with a new city library and museum that's being planned.
But Coun. Terry Kett said he worried that, without city funding, the opportunity might be lost.
"We can't just sit idly by and lose the Franklin Carmichael art centre,” he said.
“We just can't do it. Not if we want to be the leader of northeastern Ontario that we've always wanted to be."