This campaign seeks to build and equip the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop, replacing an outdated group of small buildings and providing a safe and inviting space for the production of priceless artwork of the Dorset Inuit. The new Centre will provide a superb physical infrastructure for the printmaking, drawings and stone carvings that have made the Cape Dorset artists famous around the world. And it will create a community hub for cultural transfer and knowledge.
The Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Printshop will be more than a physical structure of purpose and beauty. It will be the catalyst for building a strong foundation for a new generation of artists to create new works using different media and powerful, contemporary artistic vocabulary. It will be a place where the community of Cape Dorset can gather and be able to preserve and protect their rich cultural heritage. And it will be a place to showcase historical and contemporary Inuit art to visitors from around the world be they artists, scholars, eco-tourists or art aficionados.
Your contribution to this project will ensure that one of the most unique and treasured expressions of Canadian art will have a strong future. Effective November 16, 2017, The Municipality of Cape Dorset will process all donations to the Kenojuak Cultural Centre. Under the Income Tax Act of Canada, Canadian municipalities are given ‘donee status’, which allows them to accept and receipt charitable donations. The Municipality of Cape Dorset has donee status. For further information, please see https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/charities-giving/other-organizations-that-issue-donation-receipts-qualified-donees/other-qualified-donees-listings/list-municipalities-nunavut.html