Artists in the Canadian North have a new centre to call home, named after legendary Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013). Cape Dorset, located on a small island off the western arm of Baffin Island, is famous for producing artists skilled in the graphic arts and carving that has consistently captured the interest and patronage of the international art community. The Kenojuak Cultural Centre Capital Campaign responded to the urgent need to create a modern production infrastructure and cultural centre that facilitates, enhances and protects the works of this unique artistic community.
The revamped Kenojuak Cultural Centre opened its door in 2018. It can accommodate a range of activities for the local community and visitors with programs for the artists, elder and youth. On the economic side, the Centre acts as a catalyst for the growth of businesses that serve the tourist industry and provide job opportunities for community members.
Power Corporation proudly supports the Centre which provides space to celebrate the art of the North in its many forms and encourages intergenerational cultural transfer of stories and legends, traditional ways and intricacies of the carving and drawing techniques for which the community is famous.
people make up the Cape Dorset community, which provides a home to a growing group of artists and carvers
The overall area in square feet that makes up the revamped Kenojuak Centre, a fully integrated cultural and artistic hub that opened in 2018