Will there be any costs to the city after MICA's capital campaign?

A:

MICA will be the owner and operator of the Mercer Island Center for the Arts, and as such, responsible for its budget.  The City may choose to support MICA’s operations but is under no obligation to do so.

The City will not be responsible for MICA’s budget. The proposed lease between MICA and the City requires MICA to submit and receive the City’s approval of an operating plan and budget for the facility before MICA may begin construction.