Central Oregon Center for the Arts FAQ
Q: Where will it be located?
A: COCA’s location has not yet been determined. The COCA board is engaged in discussions with several organizations about partnerships that could answer this question.
Q: How large will it be and what will it contain?
A: According to the results of a recent study, COCA will best serve Central Oregon if it contains, at a minimum, the following: A main auditorium with from 1,200 to 1,500 seats; a “black box” facility with room for up to 200 people; rehearsal and instrument-storage space; educational/teaching space.
Q: How do we know that Central Oregon needs this facility?
A: A study recently conducted by the COCA board of directors and the Arts Consulting Group revealed strong support for the project.
Q: Is COCA a non-profit organization?
A: Yes, it is. COCA was formed as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit in 2019. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Q: Who will design the COCA facility??
A: Architects and designers have not been selected.
Q: What will it look like?
A: The intent is that COCA will reflect Central Oregon’s style and design ethic.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Not yet determined
Q: What sort of programming will it present?
A: Programming will run the gamut, with shows and presentations that will be of interest to, and accessible to, all segments of the community.
Q: Who will operate COCA?
A: Plans call for a professional staff that reports to the COCA board of directors to operate the facility.
Q: How will COCA be financed?
A: The construction of COCA will be financed by a combination of grants and fundraising initiatives, plus help from institutional partners.
Q: Will community organizations be able to use COCA’s facilities?
A: Yes. One of the primary purposes of COCA is to be available to local arts organizations and to the Central Oregon community in general.