Together with Persephone Theatre and planned residential and commercial development on the adjoining site, the Gallery will help to animate the riverfront and connect with downtown. The 4th floor Boardroom and Meeting Room can accommodate 30 people and 10 people respectively for business meetings with onsite catering being provided.
The gallery board commissioned a study by TCI Management Consultants of Toronto to gauge the appetite of residents to pay for entrance into the new gallery. The Remai Art Gallery is committed to being a relevant, responsive and responsible partner in the arts, cultural and economic development of the City and region where the experience of art brings people together to see the world in new ways. Then again, they may not have. Such turnover is costly—some individuals relocated for their Remai jobs from places like Toronto, Montreal, and even Abu Dhabi, but stayed in Saskatoon for less than a year.
Historically, the City of Saskatoon s financial support has covered full-time equivalent salaries and benefits FTEs , the capital building replacement reserve contribution, and equipment reserve fund contribution, building maintenance costs i. To ensure the successful transition and provide the needed capacity to meet the mandate of the new Remai Gallery, 7. Page 16 17 For more information see Appendix 2.
The public will get to know and develop pride in this new destination for Saskatoon and area, and it will be a place of curiosity, creativity, reflection and exploration a portal through which Saskatoon will view the world and the world will view Saskatoon. Gallery Shop The Gallery Shop complements the Gallery s core mandate, serves to attract visitors and provides additional services to Gallery members and the community as well as contributing to the Gallery s selfgenerated revenues. This plan identifies opportunities for the Gallery to reduce the percentage that the City contributes to the Gallery by generating more self-generated income. Providing a balanced program of curated visual art exhibitions in various media and in consideration of issues of race, gender, politics, and contemporary cultural ideas and concerns. And admission fees are charged at most municipal facilities.
Financing of the kitchen has, however, been included in the Facility Rentals and Catering budget with income earned covering the cost of annual financing in five years. The Multipurpose Room on the 2nd floor can accommodate people for a banquet and up to people for a reception. The increased space and new location means exhibitions, public programs and other offerings at The Remai Gallery will provide opportunities to extend the Gallery s reach to Saskatoon residents and visitors from around the world.
The overriding guiding principle of the Gallery is to be a relevant resource to this community while ensuring sound and effective fiscal management of the operations so that the assets i.
The plan projected that the new gallery would get a substantial bump from the , annual visits to the now-shuttered Mendel Art Gallery. Or, if the plan does not go smoothly, city council could wind up spending more money to get people in the gallery, as just happened in Edmonton. And the amount of money expected from the city has increased. To be Saskatoon s centre for visual art experiences in the broadest and most inclusive ways possible. Admission to the Remai Modern will be free six times a year. Free-guided tours will be held every Sunday, while private guided tours can be arranged any time for any group size.
The Gallery will also offer a regular schedule of public lectures, artists talks, symposia and a variety of family and kid-friendly hands-on educational programs. The is contingent on the kitchen being functional and funding in advance of opening will be required.