Fact Sheet

  • Incorporation: Registered in the Province of Alberta on December 15, 1987 as a not-for-profit organization. Corporate Access #503766834.
  • Registered Charity: Registered with Canada Revenue Agency as a charity #1323 86905 RR 0001.
  • Board: Volunteer Board of Directors responsible for the governance of the Society as well as for oversight of the operations and programs of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre.
  • The Staff: 3 full-time, professional academic gallery personnel.
  • Annual Budget: $370,000 – $400,000
  • Funders: Government of Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The City of Edmonton, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton Community Foundation, Edmonton Heritage Foundation, KRP – Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, other corporate and individual sponsors.
  • Funding Projects: Studio Rent, Casino, Art-O-Rama Art Sale Fundraiser, other fundraising projects.
  • Volunteers: Over 50 dedicated individuals contributing 6,000 hours annually.
  • Exhibition Programs: Nearly 4,000 established, emerging local, regional, national, and international visual artists and designers have been showcased in over 700 professionally presented individual, group, and thematic exhibitions.
  • Visitorship: Nearly 500,000 visitors have attended past exhibitions and adjunct artists’/curators’ lectures.
  • Art Education Programs: Over 350,000 participants have attended over 10,000 professionally developed and presented art classes/art workshops (adult art & studio instructional classes, drop-in art classes with live models, and art outreach community programs).
  • Financial Position: The organization is financially stable and – over 30 years of its operation – has never encountered an operating deficit. Prudent financial management and resourcefulness allowed the W.E.C.A.N. Society/Harcourt House to develop a unique model for creative arts management.