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Beaverbrook Art Gallery Announces Partnership with Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation

September 22, 2021

(Fredericton, NB) – The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is excited to announce a partnership with the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation to support three years of Indigenous youth programming at the Gallery through the Shared Spaces campaign.

The partnership comes with a $25,000 pledge from the Foundation. This generous pledge towards our campaign will support the Gallery in presenting three years of Indigenous youth programming.

Chris Googoo, Executive Director of the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation states, “The foundation is a proud partner of this important initiative with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. We are excited to be recognizing and celebrating the talents of Indigenous artists and creating youth-focused programming around Indigenous art.” 

Shared Spaces was launched in August along with a campaign to raise funds through a $50,000 challenge grant provided by Fredericton’s J.T. Clark Family Foundation to support Indigenous programming at the Beaverbrook. The funds for the Shared Spaces campaign will be focused in the following areas:

  • A dedicated Indigenous Curator organizing more exhibitions featuring established and emerging Indigenous artists from New Brunswick and the rest of Canada;
  • Expanded Artist-in-Residence and Elder-in-Residence programs over the next three years;
  • Specific and expanded educational programs and tours relating to Indigenous art supporting school curriculums across New Brunswick, including bilingual, animated, interpretive online videos for youth.

Support from the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation will allow the Gallery to move ahead with this important programming for Indigenous youth. “This partnership with the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation will allow important and timely programming,” says Beaverbrook Art Gallery Director and CEO, Tom Smart. “We’re looking forward to working with the Foundation in supporting Indigenous youth in education, skills building, and leadership, while presenting their voices and stories.”

The Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation has formed a multi-year partnership with the Mastercard Foundation through which they are supporting Indigenous youth to lead systemic change. It is through this program that Ulnooweg is supporting and partnering with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in the Shared Spaces campaign. This support will also open up collaborative opportunities with the Ulnooweg Education Centre. The centre’s purpose is to advance education in Indigenous communities.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has just 12 days left to raise the remaining $50,000 needed to reach the goal of $50,000 for the Shared Spaces campaign. To make a donation and for more information about Shared Spaces, visit the campaign page on Canada Helps here:

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Media Contact
Curtis Richardson
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street, P.O. 605
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5A6

Media Contact
Chris Googoo
Executive Director
4 Stanley Johnson St.
Millbrook, NS  B6L 5B4