Executive Director of NPCC, Bettyanne Hampton says they’ve run into particular fiscal hurdles being a non-profit art centre, reducing hours to six days a week and working with a limited staff to meet the needs of the public.
“The cost of everything goes up… the centre has not really kept pace with those increases,” Hampton said “…We would be passing those cost to other non profit organizations who rent our facility and are valued art clients.”
Hampton says it’s not only those in the arts who benefit from the NPCC, but rather students, educators and the community at large, anyone looking to experience the culture being offered.
“The artists are the vehicle and entire community is the beneficiary,” Hampton added.
NPCC will meet with city council and staff to discuss how they’ll be moving forward during an upcoming meeting.
If you would like to get involved with NPCC, Hampton says they’re always looking for support, whether you come to the shows, support an event, make donations or even become an official member of the board.
The NPCC is located at 10015 100 Avenue, they can also be reached at 1 877 785 1992.