A consulting team has been selected to study performing arts needs in Wichita.
AMS Planning and Research for the Arts and Entertainment Industries and partner Fisher Dachs Associates have been selected for the study, part of a broader convention and arts review underway as the Wichita City Council considers the future of Century II.
The study will be conducted for a funding partnership that includes the Arts Council, Go Wichita, Music Theatre of Wichita and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
The group will begin immediately, with stakeholder meetings scheduled in early January. A public meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in meeting room 101 at Century II.
Earlier this month, the City Council approved the selection of Kansas City-based Populous and Wichita-based GLMV Architecture to conduct a planning and design study for the four-decade-old convention and performing arts center downtown. The study is estimated at $30,000 to $50,000.
The funding partners agreed late last month to the study on the request of the council, which deferred a Nov. 19 vote on Populous’ selection to see whether a study could be worked out.