Richardson Foundation to Match Donations to Qaumajuq Dollar-for-Dollar up to $1 Million

Funds will help raise final $3 million for the new landmark centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory, June 25, 2021:  The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG)-Qaumajuq and the Richardson Foundation are pleased to announce an exciting new campaign to support Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art centre at WAG. The next $1 million to be donated to WAG-Qaumajuq will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richardson Foundation, giving community members the opportunity to double the impact of their contributions to Qaumajuq.

Qaumajuq was built as a place to share stories, connect people, build bridges of understanding, and bring us together to envision a better future. But the work is not yet finished with this transformational project. A gift of any size makes a difference, and ensures WAG-Qaumajuq is here for the community for many years to come.

The $1 million matching gift opportunity will help secure the final $3 million to realize Qaumajuq. Make a gift online today by visiting wag.ca/donate.

Quick Facts:

  • The next $1 million to be donated to WAG-Qaumajuq will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richardson Foundation.
  • The $1 million matching gift opportunity will help secure the final $3 million to realize Qaumajuq.
  • The public can make a gift online today by visiting wag.ca/donate.

Quotes: 

“Qaumajuq is changing the landscape, literally and figuratively. By joining the Richardson Foundation in supporting this transformative project, we can honour Inuit stories and cultural traditions while connecting with one another in new and exciting ways. As our community emerges from these challenging times, we believe Qaumajuq will help bring us back together.”

— Hartley T. Richardson, President, Richardson Foundation Inc.

“We are so grateful that the Richardson Foundation wanted to encourage community members to get involved in the final push to help realize Qaumajuq. The centre was built as a place for everyone – to share stories and experiences and to bring joy and wonder into our lives. It continues to evolve, to change, to become even more of a place for you and the rest of the community. If you’re able, please consider a donation to Qaumajuq, to ensure WAG-Qaumajuq is here for you and others – for always.”

— Stephen Borys, WAG-Qaumajuq Director & CEO

 

Support

WAG-Qaumajuq thanks the Richardson Foundation.


Associated Links

Qaumajuq Campaign
Wag.ca/donate

 

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For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Amy Rebecca Harrison
Engagement Supervisor
Winnipeg Art Gallery
204.789.1347
[email protected] 

 

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (the WAG) is a cultural advocate using art to connect, inspire, and inform. Playing a dynamic role in the community, we are a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. Opened in March 2021, Qaumajuq connects to the WAG on all levels, celebrating the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. The new WAG-Qaumajuq cultural campus is now one of the largest art museums in Canada. To learn more visit wag.ca.

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