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Proposed Community Event & Performing Arts Center

Published: Thursday, July 6, 2017

 

Highlands Ranch Community Association has engaged a consultant to conduct a market and financial and feasibility study to build a new community Event and Performing Arts Center in Highlands Ranch. The study will allow HRCA to make the most informed decisions about the viability and sustainability of such a facility.

The purpose of the study is to determine if there is the need and desire for an Event and Performing Arts Center in the community and if built, how would the facility be operated/budgeted for/managed and does the community have the resource base for such a project?

Based on the results of the study, and recommendations of the consultants, the HRCA will determine if there is enough interest in the project to move on to the next phase of the project.

Phase One Results 
Based on these results the Board has authorized us to move to phase two of the project to determine the potential locations, size and scope of the space, potential partnerships and funding opportunities ownership and staffing. Check back for progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will this facility be built?
Evaluation of locations for the facility is one of the components of the feasibility study.

How will this facility be funded?
Construction costs for building as well as financial projections of sustaining such a facility are part of the feasibility study. Potential partnerships are also being explored.

Why do we need a performing arts facility?
The Cultural Affairs Association (CAA), a 501(c)3 was created in 2001 and is operated by the HRCA to provide educational opportunities and cultural events in Highlands Ranch. For over 16 years it has been providing affordable, family-oriented performances within the community.

With the growth of Highlands Ranch has come an increased demand for quality cultural offerings and educational programming with a focus on youth and senior residents. The CAA is looking for ways to expand its programming and performances to reach a wider audience. Current programs are limited by space constraints and a dedicated venue would allow more opportunities for local and community groups.

Why do we need a Performing Arts Center; if we can go to PACE or the Lone Tree Arts Center?
The proposed community Events and Performing Arts Center will focus more on being a “community” hub for local groups and organizations, rather than looking at attracting national acts and large-scale productions.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
For questions about the proposed Event and Performing Arts Center, please contact Jamie Noebel, Director of Community Relations, at jnoebel@hrcaonline.org.

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