Arts Centre Project Launches Survey

November 30, 2011

The Bermuda Performing Arts Centre Project today [Nov.30] launched an online survey about the degree of usage a purpose-built facility would attract on an annual basis.

Information gathered from the survey will help shape a proposed list of performance, rehearsal and administration spaces currently being drafted by Artec, the project’s New York-based acoustic and theatre planning consultants.

Artec have been contracted to provide expertise to the initiative’s management team as well as to architects who will be retained to design the facility.

A  link to an online survey has been emailed to organisations in the project’s database with a request that it be forwarded to any other groups not included on the distribution list.

The survey follows the community conversation hosted on November 12 by The Performing Arts Centre Project at The Berkeley Institute.

Some 65 members of the community spent several hours in a World Café format discussing key aspects of a centre for the performing arts, including:

  • How to make a centre attractive to all residents of Bermuda
  • The physical characteristics it should have
  • The intangible characteristics it should have

World Café, developed in the mid ’90s in California, has been adopted around the world to support a broad spectrum of projects related to the arts, social issues, education and healthcare. Its distinctive feature is the manner in which it enables the sharing of diverse opinions in a lively and dynamic conversational setting..

The Performing Arts Centre Project, an initiative conducted by Bermuda-registered charity The Centre Limited, aims to establish a centre for the performing arts having fine acoustics and flexibility in uses.

The project is in the final weeks of its second phase. The first phase, a report for which is available at, revealed a deep and passionate desire in the community for a performing arts centre.

To date, over 500 members of the community including performers, directors, technicians, audience members and donors have participated in discussions facilitated by The Performing Arts Centre Project.

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