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The Manitoba Museum
App Deadline: 31 / 08 / 2017

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The Manitoba Museum
App Deadline: 31 / 08 / 2017

Inuit Art Centre in funding limbo: Gallery awaiting word from province on fate of former NDP government's $15-million commitment

The fate and scope of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s $65-million Inuit Art Centre will be decided within the next six weeks.

According to Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) president and CEO Stephen Borys, the current plans for the centre are in jeopardy if the province doesn’t renew a $15-million commitment made by the former NDP government.

And the clock is ticking.

Borys said if the commitment isn’t confirmed by the end of August, the project could be delayed up to six months and upwards of $15 million in federal and private funding already committed to the project could be lost.

"This is not just an art project. It's a cultural project, it's a reconciliation project, it's an economic project."
If the province cancels the $15 million promised under the former NDP government in November 2015, Borys said the WAG will literally have to go back to the drawing board to significantly redesign what is proposed to be a four-storey, 40,000-square-foot facility.

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