Poughkeepsie Center for Arts & Creativity (PCAC) Feasibility Study (2012), prepared by Museums Planning LLC, Museum Feasibility Study Consultants
Museum Feasibility Study Description:
Working with The Dutchess County Arts Council Museum Planning LLC served as the Museum Feasibility Study Consultants preparing a Feasibility Study of a combined Arts Center in downtown Poughkeepsie. The Poughkeepsie Center for Arts & Creativity (working title) is planned to include; offices for Poughkeepsie area arts nonprofits, a small museum space, conference rooms, a black box theater, multi-media room, an artisan gift shop and a café.
The Poughkeepsie Center for Arts & Creativity is planned to be an Art Center based in Poughkeepsie New York, in close proximity to New York City, Dia:Beacon, and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (FLLAC). The planned facility to be located in the area of Market and Main Street of downtown Poughkeepsie is in close proximity of the Walkway Over the Hudson, the waterfront, and the Metro North Train Station.
This Feasibility Study reviewed three potential sites in the downtown Poughkeepsie area as a potential home of the Poughkeepsie Center for Arts & Creativity.
The Feasibility Study research included the possibility of including shared facilities for nonprofit community arts groups to be part of the Poughkeepsie Center for Arts & Creativity, incorporating performance space, a multi-media room, and other shared spaces. The buildings to be reviewed are in the range of 25,000 square feet in downtown Poughkeepsie. The Poughkeepsie Center for Arts & Creativity is part of a collaborative effort to bolster the arts of the Dutchess County, a strategic long-term model that will ensure sustainability for the areas existing nonprofits as well as bringing a new economic engine to the area.