KOAC Projects and Programs 2020 – Youth Programs – Arts In Schools – Emerging Artist Residencies – Established Artists Residencies – Public Access to Sculpture Park – Senior Activities – Nature Walks – First Nations Engagements
Project Title The Orchard
Facilitating Artist Patricia Lortie
One of our most ambitious programs involved 120 youth and children from the art clubs of the Springbank High School, and the Elbow Valley Middle and Elementary Schools
Project Title Cut Ups
Facilitating Artist Katie Ohe
Guided by Katie Ohe, each student is encouraged to develop and evolve a single idea through collage.
Project Title Ziegler Tiny Art
Facilitating Artist James Ziegler
Students from participating schools will explore their artistic process while making small sculptures pieces using laser-cut patterns.
A number of programs designed for seniors groups, such as the Springbank Heritage Club, will extend the reach of the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre to a broader audience and promote quality of life.
First Nations Programs
Local First Nations Elders attended our recent unveiling of Steel Wave and we will continue to engage with them on how to build future programming relevant to their community.
Programs such as nature walks or Snowshoe Day through the
Sculpture Park and Woods.
Guided Nature Walks
Working with lifelong naturalist Gus Yaki, a devoted conservationist and educator, groups of nature lovers will visit the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre for walking tours across our landscape of Aspen and Willow forest and prairie grassland.We provide a large Arts reference library, over 2000 volumes and growing.
We fund emerging artists residencies, four residencies planned for 2020.
We manage educational outreach programmes
We are actively seeking and acquiring major sculptural works, three significant pieces over the last three years.
We are preserving a significant natural space for future generations by establishing an art in nature sculpture park
Financial Support and Volunteers!
Ask us about volunteer opportunities — learn more here.
To improve the Sculpture Park for increased use. This requires upgrades to paths, parking, and overall landscaping suitable for general public access. Our landscaping plan will be completed in phases. Phase one – Get it Open! – has an estimated cost of $87,000.
As our Visitor numbers grow, and Residencies increase, we require HVAC and Plumbing upgrades. These are estimated to be in the $125,000to $150,000 range.
Our Emerging Artists Residency Program requires funding for each Residency. Cost is Typically $7,500 to $10,000 per Residency .
Summer Programs for Young People and Education Outreach Programs – $12,500 Materials and Artist Fees
Operational and Administrative Costs – 2019 – $125,000 2 Employees, General Maintenance, Marketing.
On a larger scale, we are fundraising for the construction of a small (4500 sq. Ft) jewel of an Exhibition and Meeting Space, The Pavilion.We have $800,000 committed to what we expect to be a $4,000,000 project.
We have obtained from Rocky View County a re-designation to our land use permits and a development permit for the construction of the project’s central building. We have completed the design stage and have conceptual drawings and more information available HERE .