Globe & Mail Business for the Arts Awards
Best Entrepreneurial Partnership: Hougen Group of Companies
Nominated by the Yukon Art Society
Hougen Group had the idea to create an arts facility accessible to all arts groups, artists and the community. The Yukon Arts Society’s Arts Underground was formed. This is a space dedicated to the exploration, teaching and presentation of visual arts and culture. The Hougen Group donated space and extensively renovated, offering a 10 year lease rent and utility free.
“The Arts Underground has become very important to the development of the Yukon. We were pleased to make a meaningful contribution that provides space for artists to show their art, for the Yukon Arts Society to hold classes and workshops in many art forms, and for the history of the Yukon to be displayed in the Hougen Heritage Gallery.”- Rolf Hougen, O.C., President of Hougen Group of Companies