NACC launches online fundraiser for performing artists out of work

NACC Mentee Crook the Kid. (Photo courtesy of NACC website)

The Northern Arts Cultural Centre (NACC) launched an online fundraiser today to support performing artists in its mentorship program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NACC’s goal is to raise $16,000, or $2,000 for each of the eight artists in the program by April 8.

According to a NACC news release, “All of the funds raised will go directly to the artists. Government programs for artists out of work have been announced, but at this moment aren’t enough with respect to the higher cost of living in the territory.”

Every year, NACC accepts several local artists who have proven their readiness for the next stage of their professional careers.

“Our mentorship program has been designed to help local emerging performing artists launch their careers by providing both business and artistic support over two years,” NACC stated on their website.

Donations through CanadaHelps are eligible for charitable donation receipts, NACC says.

The online fundraiser will support the following people:

• Karen Novak
• aMoral house of cards (JD Hollingshead)
• Kiera-Dawn Kolson
• Wesley Hardisty
• Martin Rehak
• Crook The Kid
• Miranda Currie

“Not everyone has the capacity to donate money during these difficult times,” Dean Eskich, NACC’s manager of communications, said. “There are other ways to support the artists: share mentees’ art with friends and family, encouraging people to support the fundraiser on their personal pages and purchase their work.”

Eskich says the staff at NACC are amazed by the incredible response by the community to help others during this time.

For more information and to donate click here.

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