Idea #29 - Increase Arts Access at the Anvil Centre

Open up the Anvil Centre to provide easier, better and more affordable access to our community arts groups.

"The Anvil Centre is an incredible new facility in New Westminster which was designed to be a central hub for arts and culture in our community. We need to find ways to make it easier for our vibrant arts community to access the Anvil Centre." Mary Trentadue Council Candidate on Team Cote

Since the City opened the Anvil Centre in 2014, it has become a landmark facility in Downtown New Westminster. It has many spaces designed for community programming and cultural experiences, including a theatre, multi-purpose studios, the New Media Gallery, the Museum, and event spaces. While it has become a cultural hub, many members of the local arts community have struggled to find access to the space. For the Anvil Centre to fulfill its mandate, the city needs to find ways to improve access for local arts groups, and to involve our thriving arts community in programming at the Centre. Doing so will allow it to become a primary arts destination in the city.