Public Meetings

Art is Education – a discussion

Concerned about the current state of arts learning in Barrie schools? Wonder why we are one of the only cities of our size without a school of the arts? Still wondering whether Georgian’s School of Design and Visual Arts will move downtown? Want to influence the school
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Council Approves Downtown Community Theatre

In council chambers filled with supporters, Barrie City Council voted Yes to the Downtown Community Theatre (for details on the debate, see The Barrie Examiner article below). Thank you to everyone who took the time to send a letter – we heard from councillors that their boxes
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ACT NOW – Tell Council to Vote YES for a Downtown Community Theatre

This is it! We are one year away from a professional performance space in Barrie if Council says YES on Monday, March 22. That’s why we need your help in the next few days to send a strong message of support to Barrie City Council to encourage them to vote YES on Monday,
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Department of Culture Annual Update March 23, 2010

Department of Culture – Annual Update – March 23, 2010 On Tuesday,  March 23rd, 2010 the Department of Culture will hold its second annual update to the community and the culture sector.  Artists, arts organizations and culture sector workers, patrons and
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Rally the ‘Troupes’

Thank you to all of you who have written in support of funding Barrie Community Theatre in the upcoming 2010 Capital Budget. Council appears to be listening, but we must remain vigilant and continue to demonstrate our community’s support. On Monday 18 January, Council will
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Busking Auditions 2009

Image by StarvingFox via Flickr Calling All Buskers! The City of Barrie will be holding busking auditions for those interested in performing in Barrie’s downtown core.   Buskers are permitted to perform within the downtown at fifteen pre-determined locations, as long as they hold
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Busking Community Consultation

The City of Barrie’s Department of Culture is inviting the community to participate in developing a permit process for busking within the downtown core.  Buskers, residents and business owners interested in providing input into this process are welcome to join us Wednesday May
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Talk BAAC a Success

The group of Barrie citizens gathered for the first Talk BAAC session on May 4 demonstrated that Barrie Arts is a serious concern and the community wants to be engaged. All three local performances helped focus the group on why they were there, and why all the talk is so
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Talk BAAC

The first Talk BAAC session, an arts and culture town hall meeting, will take place on May 4, 2009, 7 – 9 p.m.  at the Barrie Downtown Community Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West. Talk BAAC is an opportunity to: meet the Barrie Arts Advisory Committee members; meet different people
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