“We are all too aware of the tough economic times we are in. The arts face cuts even in the best of times and as a result we will no longer be offering our PAC Series. It was a tough decision but our core mission of educating the future artists of tomorrow had to be the first priority,” said Daniel Guyette, dean of CFPA. “We hope some day to restore this important aspect of our community engagement. In the meantime I am forming a Dean’s Community Advisory Board, which will work with me to help fund our initiatives while increasing our presence in the community as an arts advocate and leader.”
The PAC Series has brought professional performing artists to the
“It is part of our academic mission to provide world-class performances and multicultural experiences for both our students and our community,” said Hiatt. “I am confident that we will be able to create future programming that is engaging and inspiring, yet affordable for both our patrons and the college. Now is a great time to reassess our offerings and better fit the needs of our community.”
By suspending the series, the college will ensure the continuation and growth of its education-outreach programs which provide free and low-cost arts opportunities to nearly 20,000 students in Whatcom and
“We are very pleased that even during times of economic hardship we are able to provide arts-education outreach that challenges and inspires students in our community. With the arts facing cuts at all levels the need for programs such as these are greater than ever and we have been seeing a record demand for our offerings,” said Hiatt.
To learn more about the academic performances, guest speakers, and education outreach offered by the