Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop Campaign

Report
Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop
Campaign
October 2014
Purpose of the Project
• Build the new Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in
Cape Dorset, Nunavut. The project will have three functions:
– A community heritage centre for the Hamlet of Cape
Dorset, to preserve and share the stories, traditions and
culture of the community
– A modern print shop for the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op
(WBEC), in order to maintain its world-class status and
reputation as the key Canadian centre for Inuit art
– A visitor centre, where cruise ship passengers, business
travellers and other visitors can learn about the living
heritage of Cape Dorset
Description of the Project
• 10,430 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility
• Exhibition space for permanent and temporary
exhibitions
• Meeting and activity spaces for program activities
and use by Elders, other groups in the community
• Modern print shop facilities with studios for
lithography, etching, stone cutting and drawing
• Project cost: $10.02 million
Project Impact:
Art and Artists of Cape Dorset
• Significantly improved working conditions for artists
and printmakers
• A true “teaching environment” where the next
generation of artists and sculptors can learn
• Archival facilities will guarantee the safe and secure
stewardship of priceless originals and proofs
• Centre will attract new artists from all over Nunavut,
and “artists in residence” from around the world
Economic Impact
• Strengthened brand identity of Cape Dorset as the
“Capital of Inuit Art”
• Significant strengthening of Cape Dorset’s position as a
highly marketable tourist destination
• Centre’s store will generate significant on-site sales of
prints and sculptures
• Increased positive interaction between with artists,
Elders, youth, and visitors
• Tourism-related business (hotels, outfitters, restaurants,
Co-op Store, etc.) will benefit from increased activity
Ownership and Management
• The Centre will be owned by the Hamlet of Cape
Dorset
• West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative will have a long-term
lease and will manage the whole facility
Project Design and Management
• Panaq Design of Iqaluit is charged with designing the
centre, managing the project start-up and
supervising the construction project
Project Timeline
• March 2014 - Completion of construction drawings
and documents
• February 2015 – Call for tender
• May 2016 – Start of construction (Starting with pile
driving and continuing in July with the arrival of the
first boatload of construction materials)
• March 2017 – End of construction
• April 2017 – Grand Opening
Project Funding
• Public Sector Goal: $7.8 million from Inuit
organizations and the Canadian and Nunavut
governments
• Private Sector Goal: $3 million from corporations,
foundations and individuals
Fundraising Campaign
• Campaign Team
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Patricia Feheley, Board Member, Inuit Art Foundation
Pacome Lloyd, Director, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Jimmy Manning, President, Inuit Art Foundation
David McGown, Vice-President, CIBC
Scott Mullin, Vice President, TD Bank
Constance V. Pathy, C.M.,C.Q., O.C., President,
Canadian Guild of Crafts
– Senator Dennis Patterson, Senator for Nunavut
Campaign Information
• The campaign launched in May 2014 and is expected
to wrap up in spring 2015
• The Inuit Art Foundation will accept and process
donations and issue charitable tax receipts on behalf
of the campaign (Charitable Business No. 12103374
RR0001)
• Campaign Director: Ross Clark, KCI
Project Partners
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Canadian Guild of Crafts
Hamlet of Cape Dorset
Inuit Art Foundation
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative
Thank You

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