After a few years on hiatus, the Yellowknife Artist Co-operative (YAC) has resumed their work of establishing a learning arts school.
For years, various artists and groups have been working on establishing an arts centre in the Northwest Territories, similar to the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity or the Yukon Arts Centre, but so far no group has succeeded.
Matthew Grogono, president of the co-operative, said that after public engagement sessions and a feasibility study conducted in 2018, there was just not enough resources to go ahead with their original plan of setting up an art centre in the Hudson Bay Company building in Old Town.
“After much reconnaissance and effort we concluded that, for the scale of what we have available to us, taking on the Hudson’s Bay building restoration project was out of the scope,” Grogono said.
They’re now back to the consulting stage of…