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K O Arts Centre & Sculpture Park

Registered Name: K O Arts Centre Society of Calgary

Business No: 833914955RR0001

K O Arts Centre & Sculpture Park



To be a leading non-profit arts centre and sculpture park that inspires and cultivates future generations of contemporary artists by providing opportunities to experience and create art in nature.



To continue Harry Kiyooka and Katie Ohe's legacy of inspiring, educating, and enriching the community through arts education and artistic residency, showcasing contemporary visual art, and welcoming visitors to be inspired to create in a protected natural environment.



Legacy – We continue Harry and Katie’s legacy in our work and our decision making.

Art Accessibility – We champion art and artists and provide opportunities for affordable public access to contemporary art and art education.

Community – We are a core contributor to the cultural and economic well-being of our region. As a gathering place with many offerings, we are committed to building a sense of community responding to all ages and demographics.

Land Stewardship - We acknowledge and respect the land on which we operate, situated on the traditional indigenous lands of many nations over millennia, including honouring and acknowledging Moh’kinsstis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We are committed to working with sustainable programming that respects the natural environment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We are committed to ensuring both the principles and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, for our team members, volunteers, guests, and artists.



Founded in 2007 by Katie Ohe and her late husband Harry Kiyooka, the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre and Sculpture Park (KOAC) is a publicly accessible non-profit arts centre that is dedicated to the research, education and documentation of contemporary visual arts. In appreciation for the support, they received throughout their remarkable careers (jointly spanning over 70 years), Katie and Harry deeply believed in giving back to friends, family, and the community at large. In 2016, Katie and Harry donated the property, outdoor sculptures and buildings that comprise the current arts centre and sculpture park to the KOAC. The KOAC is situated on 20 acres of mature forest and grasslands with two free-standing artist studios, a residence, and an extensive collection of contemporary sculptures. The KOAC is open year-round and supports Artist in Residence programs, workshops, speaker series, special events and exhibitions. To add to their already exuberant legacy, Katie and Harry’s joint ’oeuvre’ and personal collection of Canadian and international art will also be donated to KOAC for the enjoyment of generations to come.


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244034 Horizon View Road

Calgary, AB, T3Z 3M5

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