IMPORTANT: THE CAMPAIGN WILL NOW RUN FROM NOW UNTIL DEC. 15!
After coming across some additional expenses required for the ongoing operation of this theatre and a particularly ambitious show featuring Northern Indigenous women, the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise $25,000.
We found out that in order to continue to use the NACC stage, we'd need to make a few renovations for the safety of everyone using our facility. Winches, installed 21 years ago to lift our lights, were without serial numbers or any listed make or model, which made looking up the safety requirements and load limits for them impossible. As well, industry standards have advanced considerably over two decades, making them obsolete.
They needed to be replaced. We did that over the summer so that it wouldn't interfere with the upcoming season, but now we need to pay for it. It cost us $65,000, we're asking for your help to raise $20,000.
As well, this season is particularly ambitious, including a Northern play featuring perspectives from a range of Indigenous women. To pay the actresses accordingly and give them a space that would allow them to work is also costly. It cost us $120,000. We're asking $5,000 to help support that.
Which brings us to the public at large. If you believe the kind of programming we offer is beneficial not just to you but to the community at large, we could sure use the help. If you believe Indigenous voices need to be supported, please give us a hand. Every little bit helps. If you don't have the means to support us, spread the word to people who can help us.
Nationally acclaimed musicians, community theatre and a play putting female Indigenous voices front-and-centre are just some of the things the theatre at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre helps support, but we can't do it without your help.