Major Benefits

  • Answers current and future demands for accessible, creative and affordable rehearsal and performance space in Edmonton.
  • Creates a new, world class downtown campus that meets University of Alberta high priority needs and replaces existing campus facilities in dire need of replacement.
  • Creates a self-funding Edmonton Cultural Trust, an additional, non-government funding source for arts facilities and programs in Edmonton.
  • Supports City Council’s desire to revitalize downtown Edmonton.
  • Complements, strengthens and enhances the existing Arts District.
  • Generates significant economic spin-offs.
  • Large majority of funding coming from private contributions and sources.
  • Requires no direct capital investment or operating or maintenance subsides from the Government of Alberta or the City of Edmonton.
  • The financial and operational risk is borne by the Edmonton Galleria Foundation.