Antonio has resided in Cobourg for 10 years and until the end of 2018 was the Artistic Director and General Manager for Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre. He has now been hired as Artistic and Creative Consultant by the Town of Cobourg. His role over the next year will be to “develop a strategic and operational plan for the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall”. In the Town’s announcement, Director of Community Services Dean Hustwick said: “Together, along with our Community Services Division staff, we will position the Concert Hall for even greater success as a cultural anchor in this community.” This comes part way through the work of a consultant to develop a Cultural Plan for the Town. The public was last updated March 21 – see link below.
Antonio is certainly qualified in the field of Culture. The announcement says that he will work with the Community Services Division staff and will lead a “thorough review to better position it for the future”.
Further that “together, along with our Community Services Division staff, we will position the Concert Hall for even greater success as a cultural anchor in this community.”
“The Concert Hall at Victoria Hall is a magnificent venue that’s central to our community. I look forward to engaging Council, Town staff and citizens on how we can continue to deliver innovative artistic experiences we can all be proud of.”
Antonio’s hiring has not come before Council – at least not yet – and there’s no word on the cost to the Town.
- Town of Cobourg Awards Role of Artistic and Creative Consultant to Antonio Sarmiento – Town of Cobourg Announcement
- Port Hope’s Capitol to be restructured – 24 October 2018
- First Public Cultural Plan Meeting – 25 January 2019
- First Public Meeting on Cultural Plan – 22 March 2019