|RFx ID :||19969609|
|Tender Name :||Performing Arts in Dunedin - Feasibility Study|
|Reference # :||8068|
|Open Date :||Tuesday, 31 July 2018 5:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 5 September 2018 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Dunedin City Council, with support from Creative New Zealand, is commissioning a comprehensive study into future options for a venue for the performing arts in the City. This should consider a range of options for ensuring the continued provision of performing arts including professional theatre. The recommendations produced should be focused on a fit for purpose venue as well as providing advice on the most effective governance arrangements and sustainable business model in the medium to long term.
In May 2018, the Fortune Theatre Trust board, following extensive discussion with Dunedin City Council, Creative New Zealand and the Otago Community Trust (its three principal funders and stakeholders), decided to cease trading as a professional theatre company.
Dunedin City Council and Creative New Zealand are agreed that it is important that Dunedin continues to benefit from access to professional theatre and jointly wish to take this opportunity to consider the optimal arrangements for the future of professional theatre and the performing arts in the City.
At the same time, and in a potentially linked development, Dunedin City Council has purchased a building at 65 Crawford Street, formerly known as Sammy’s. This building has accommodated a variety of occupants throughout its history and still retains much of the internal structure of a theatre. Previous consultation identified the community’s wish for a performing arts venue.