NACC asks city for funding to help with renovations
Yellowknife, N.W. T. - The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre wants to grow and would like the city to help out.
Productions at NACC are becoming bigger and bigger every year, according to its executive director, Ben Nind, and he has asked the city of Yellowknife for $100,000 in funding to help it expand.
NACC has already received a $1.2 million grant from the federal government through the Canadian Heritage department, which covers 75 per cent of the $1.6 million price tag.
Nind said the renovations are needed for a couple of reasons.
"It is in our interest to look at a renovation for the seating area, which is 28 years old, and the back area because of the fact of safety in terns of fire regulations," said Nind.
Mayor Gord van Tighem said that the city does contribute on an annual basis, but it may be tough for the city to help out in this way.
"We work on an annual budget basis, so the length of time…may indeed be challenging," said van Tighem.
The committee did decide to task administration to see if something could be done for NACC.
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