City and Cultural Society solidify new Cultural Services Agreement and Lease
July 21, 2023
The Council of the City of Fort St. John and the Board of the North Peace Cultural Society have agreed to a new Cultural Services Agreement and lease for the North Peace Cultural Centre. Mayor Lilia Hansen and Board Chair Connie Surerus have issued the following joint statement.
“Following the framework and guidance laid out by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed last year, we are thrilled to announce that a new Cultural Services Agreement and lease of the North Peace Cultural Centre has been solidified between the City and the North Peace Cultural Society.
The City and the North Peace Cultural Society have collaborated on many cultural events and are continually working to meet the needs of the arts and culture community. Significant efforts have been made to involve representatives from all arts groups, and these efforts have proven effective and will continue as we move forward.
The new Cultural Services Agreement terms have been reached through consensus and mutually benefit both parties and our community. The agreement includes a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that provide a framework for measuring the quantity and quality of cultural services. These KPIs encompass financial performance, grants, community partnerships, and the performance of the Art Gallery, the Theatre, programs, special events, and space utilization.
We are committed to delivering high-quality arts and cultural services and maintaining open and honest communication to ensure the ongoing success of our partnership long term.”