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Community Arts Council Making Changes

Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 3:16 PM

 Prince George, B.C. -There are changes at the Prince George Community Arts Council, including layoffs.

The Community Arts Council has advised that layoff notices have been issued to  three employees, and one  other position  currently vacant, will not be filled.

In a release issued  this afternoon, the Council,   says the layoff are  part  ” of an overall restructuring effort.”

Citing a “limited pool of funding”  Board President Zelda Craig  is quoted as saying the Council is ” in a position where we needed to take a hard look at our staffing levels, programs, and activities.”

The Community Arts Council   states it is committed to continuing  the programs, events and  services  for which it has become known, including  the Studio Fair,  Spring Arts Bazaar and Chili Cook-off and the Artisan Gift Shoppe.

The art shop  will be closed for the month of July to allow for  some  renovations.   

“We believe that the Arts Council is an important part of the cultural fabric of Prince George, and part of what makes it so great to live and work here. I am confident that we will come out of this as a focused, sharper organization” says Board President Zelda Craig.



I am wondering what precipitated the need to lay people off before changes were able to be made. Sounds like an unexpected event resulted in this such as applying for funds which had been typically available but were no longer available.

The announcement leaves one with more questions than answers.

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