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31 October 2020 Posted by 


Performing Arts hub facing upgrade
THE Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (The Joan), in partnership with Penrith City Council, is inviting local residents and those from surrounding LGAs to have their say in a new survey about the City’s performing arts hub.
CEO of Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, Hania Radvan, said The Joan is looking to the future and would like to hear residents’ feedback on topics such as performances, accessibility, amenities and more.  
“While COVID-19 has interrupted our usual programming at The Joan, we’re excited to embrace this opportunity to seek community input to reshape our offering,” Ms Radvan said.
‘The arts are for everyone, and The Joan is for everyone. Remaining relevant and responsive to our local community is of the greatest importance to us as we plan for a future full of wonderful possibilities.”
Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said that with more than 210,000 residents in the LGA, the survey will provide valuable insights into the tastes and interests of our diverse community - to ensure The Joan has something for everyone on offer.
“After nearly 30 years in the heart of our City, I'm proud that The Joan continues to be one of the best performing arts hubs in Western Sydney,” Cr McKeown said.
The survey is open for 4 weeks from October 26 to 5pm on Monday, November 23 2020. Those who complete the survey will also have a chance to win one of 5 x $100 Westfield gift vouchers (T&Cs apply).
Following the survey, two community reference groups will be held via Zoom from 10am to 10.45am and 6pm to 6.45pm on Wednesday, December 9.
The groups will help The Joan and Council to further understand and explore the themes of the survey and the responses received. To take part in the group, simply tick the box in the survey indicating your interest in doing so.  


Michael Walls
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