The Johns Creek Cultural Arts Center Task Force has selected Convergent Nonprofit Solutions to conduct a financial feasibility study for a proposed cultural arts complex in Johns Creek.
The study is the CAAJC’s next step toward launching the financial campaign for the proposed multidisciplinary cultural arts complex. The dream of having a facility dedicated to the visual and performing arts in Johns Creek has long been a conversation among arts professionals, arts supporters, elected officials and other leaders in the community.
"It will be a place that brings people together and expresses the diverse culture of the community," the case statement said. "It will showcase the work of local, regional and national artists for the benefit of all who live in and the visit the area."
The financial feasibility study follows the process which began in 2016 with two significant informal studies conducted by the Johns Creek Arts and Culture Board and the CAAJC. These projects led the way for the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau to hire Webb Management Services to conduct a professional feasibility study in 2018.
The study completed by Webb Management Services was funded using Tourism Product Development funds and was unanimously approved by Johns Creek City Council. The total cost of the project will be around $50.3 million.
Funding for the financial feasibility study has been provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, due in large part to the efforts of District 1 Commissioner, Liz Hausmann. On March 25 the Johns Creek City Council passed a resolution in support of the Cultural Arts Center project.
Convergent representatives expect to begin their work by mid-July and will present their final report before Thanksgiving this year.
The 15-member Johns Creek Cultural Arts Center Task Force will work closely with the Convergent Nonprofit Solutions team to expedite completion of the study and will continue working on other aspects of the project.