CORNWALL Ontario – Sheep. Not everyone likes them. They can be a bit like Art. Well actually that would be taking artistic licence as sheep really aren’t like art unless well….we are entering a fuzzy zone of mystical proportions that probably aren’t relative to tonight’s City Council meeting in Cornwall where one of the issues will be Management’s report to council shooting down the plan by a rookie councilor who wants to spend more money on a Leisure Arts co-ordinator which I have been opposed to.
We want to cut taxes, not bloat them. Frankly we have people at City Hall that cover some of that ground. Frankly I
Aultsville Theatre? Frankly would it have received a dime of our tax money if former CAO Paul Fitzpatrick wasn’t put on its(St. Lawrence College’s) board? And now that he’s off the board can someone please share why we are giving them over $100K per year for a facility that really is simply the auditorium of the college? I personally would rather take that $100K and create a fund that would sponsor and give out micro loans to venues and promoters here in our city to help jump start a scene from the current morgue like one we don’t have going on now. When Brock Vegas gets shows and we don’t there’s a problem that needs to be addressed.
or what Betty Healey and friends suggest is an arts council. With over $100,000 in tax dollars spent on Bruce’s salary and other wonderful studies and bureaucratic nonsense YAC has about 35 members give or take after how many years of…um….building?
We also give the Woodhouse Museum a ridiculous amount of money for very little in return.
I have to disclose that I’m on TAG’s board. I of course am not writing on behalf of the board, but TAG does do what I have supported which is putting money, cold hard cash, into
There are some that are after TAG’s tiny support from City Hall. There have been rumblings that City Hall will not support TAG this year and cut its funding because I’m
As a matter of fact I’ve mulled resigning because I simply would be mortified if something this petty and ghastly occurred.
If TAG can’t make it, for whatever reason, there clearly is no reason to do any studies or consider spending on a larger facility.
That’s for another story, but I’m kinda excited with some of the direction and programs that may be coming to TAG.
No, we don’t need another salary. We need to find ways for Artists to grow and to earn cash, because a well paid artist is a happy artist and that will attract more artists. That money, if it is to be spent should be spent on Artists and supporting them.
What do you think Cornwall? I’d love if some of our artists would post a comment here and hope to see many faces at TAG’s next meeting on Monday February 16th at 7PM.
It takes Artists to make Art. And it takes Art to make a city magical.
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