Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop Campaign

Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop
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
• 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
• 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
• Private Sector Goal: $3 million from corporations,
foundations and individuals
Fundraising Campaign
• Campaign Team
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
• Campaign Director: Ross Clark, KCI
Project Partners
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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