The Rotary Arts Centre will continue to be known by that name for at least another five years.
The centre’s board of directors has signed a new five-year memorandum of understanding with the Rotary Club of Corner Brook.
The agreement gives the club naming rights for the arts centre located in the lower level of Corner Brook’s city hall in exchange for a $5,000 donation in each of the coming five years.
It is the second such agreement between the two entities, meaning the total commitment from the Rotary Club since the project’s inception now stands at $50,000.
The Rotary Arts Centre opened in January 2015. It now boasts a performance theatre, an art gallery and a series of artist studios.
The first memorandum of understanding was reached prior to the centre being opened.
David Smallwood, chairperson of the centre’s board of directors, said the growth and success of the centre has been a direct result of the encouragement and support received from the Rotary Club.
“The Rotary Arts Centre is becoming, if not has already achieved, institutional status in the community,” said Smallwood. “We are fast becoming a house of theatre, painting, art and learning that is second to none in the province, if I dear say so.”