CORNWALL – City councilman Brock Frost is living up to yet another one of his campaign promises.
Frost hopes to have council pass a motion Monday to bring in a new arts and culture department to the City of Cornwall.
“Arts and culture is a tremendous issue in our community and one that was supported by the majority of candidates during the election campaign. However, I believe we have been unrealistic in terms of what steps need to be taken to help the artists be successful in our City. Instead of speaking about grandiose arts centers we should be focusing on the basics. Why don’t we even have an Arts department in Cornwall? I mean, how can we expect to have a flourishing arts community if we don’t even have an arts department? To me, this is a very important first step and I hope my colleagues will support me at the table,” says Frost.
The motion outlines the job description, as well as regulation and responsibilities of a new arts and culture coordinator. Frost would like to have a coordinator in place by Feb. 9. The approximated cost of creating the arts and culture department and hiring a coordinator is $100,000.
Frost hopes to bring Cornwall’s arts and culture standard up to par with other communities in the area, and bring focus to local artistic and musical talents.