GPAC http://wunc.org en How Lessons Learned From DPAC May Help Help The New Performing Arts Center In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/how-lessons-learned-dpac-may-help-help-new-performing-arts-center-greensboro <p>Plans for a new downtown performing arts center in Greensboro are moving forward. City officials and fundraisers finalized an agreement this month about construction and operation details for "<a href="http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=4340">The Steven B. Tanger Center For The Performing Arts</a>". A ground-breaking could take place this fall. The building is expected to host Broadway shows and co-exist with a state-of-the-art venue just down the road, Durham's Performing Arts Center (DPAC.)</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:14:23 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 32650 at http://wunc.org How Lessons Learned From DPAC May Help Help The New Performing Arts Center In Greensboro Greensboro Performing Arts Center On Schedule http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-performing-arts-center-schedule <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers behind a downtown performing arts center in Greensboro announced this week that the project is on schedule to break ground next fall. &nbsp;The arts center will cost an estimated $65 million, with $30 million in funding from the city and $35 million in private donations from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG).</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:49:39 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 26093 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Performing Arts Center On Schedule GPAC Gets City Funding But Still Has $40 Million Left To Raise http://wunc.org/post/gpac-gets-city-funding-still-has-40-million-left-raise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Greensboro City Council has allocated $20 million in funding for a proposed downtown performing arts center after months of wavering over what role to play in the venue.&nbsp; On Tuesday council members voted 6-to-3 supporting the money. If the performing arts center is built, all of that money will be paid back through the hotel/motel tax (pending approval from Guilford County Commissioners) and through ticket surcharges and parking fees.</span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:20:37 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 10783 at http://wunc.org Task Force Says Greensboro Needs Downtown Arts Center, Public-Private Partnership Is Necessary http://wunc.org/post/task-force-says-greensboro-needs-downtown-arts-center-public-private-partnership-necessary <p></p><p>The task force charged with studying the feasibility of a performing arts center in Greensboro says the city needs, wants and can support one. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:58:39 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 9455 at http://wunc.org Task Force Says Greensboro Needs Downtown Arts Center, Public-Private Partnership Is Necessary Voters Could Decide Fate Of GPAC http://wunc.org/post/voters-could-decide-fate-gpac <p>In Greensboro, voters could decide the fate of a proposed downtown performing arts center.</p><p>It's not clear yet if residents will in fact get to vote on a proposed $60 million downtown performing arts center. The City Council voted seven to two on Tuesday to pursue a voter bond referendum, and deny the request from a citizen task force for local government to allocate the money. Ross Harris is the project manager of GPAC, the organization working to get the venue built.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 5759 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Performing Arts Center Won't Be On November Ballot http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-performing-arts-center-wont-be-november-ballot <p>Voters in Greensboro will not see a referendum for a new performing arts center on the November ballot.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> A task force has been studying the feasibility of a new downtown arts venue. They had hoped a $20 million bond referendum would be posed to voters this fall. But the City Council ultimately decided it was not comfortable moving the issue forward. Ross Harris is one of 80 task force members working for the arts center.<br> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2304 at http://wunc.org Performing Arts Center Studied In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/performing-arts-center-studied-greensboro <p>In November of 2008 the Durham Performing Arts Center opened its doors to Broadway performances, and big name musical acts. By virtually all accounts D-PAC has been a success, welcoming more visitors and earning more money than many had expected. Now Greensboro is considering following suit. Residents, politicians and leaders of the arts community are discussing G-PAC. Supporters say the proposed 50 million dollar facility would boost the local economy and make the city a better place to live. But there are many questions: such as location, parking and would voters approve it?<br> Tue, 01 May 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2627 at http://wunc.org