Several of the Partners for the PAC have signed continuing agreements with the college for calendar year 2013.
The community forum on June 26 was a huge success, with several new people getting involved. Committees were set up to work on: site control, partnerships, utilization of the PAC, and budgeting and fundraising. The new committees will start work soon.
The Astoria Music Festival Apprentice Artist Programs used the PAC during the festival, and put on two operas, a tragedy and a comedy, that were received well by close to capacity crowds on the last weekend of the festival.
Support the PAC!
Because of funding reductions from the State of Oregon and the continuing effects of Measure 5 cuts in the mid 1990s, Clatsop Community College faces challenges which prevents it from funding the continued operating costs of the Performing Arts Center. A coalition of local arts organizations (Partners for the PAC) has joined forces with the college to keep the PAC open for affordable arts and educational events through 2013.
Costs are estimated at $26,000 per year and Partners for the PAC is working to raise funds to sustain the performing arts facility. Funds raised will be used for maintenance and operating costs of the PAC, including publicity and fund raising expenses. Any amount raised over the operating expenses will be deposited in a contingency fund for emergency repairs and improvements to the facility.