The Montreal-based Jarislowsky Foundation, established by Stephen and Gail Jarislowsky, has donated a $2 million gift to the Audain Arts Museum in Whistler, to be dedicated to the chief curator's salary. The position, currently held by Darrin Martens, will now be called the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator.
“The Jarislowskys have done so much to support arts and culture throughout Canada, so it is wonderful that they decided to endow this position which will allow us to pursue excellent curatorial programs at our Museum,” says chairman Michael Audain. “We are very grateful for this gift which brings the endowment fund over halfway to our $25 million goal.”
The Jarislowsky Foundation has established a number of projects and endowments, including Vancouver's Stephen A. Jarislowsky Dance Studio in the Scotiabank Dance Centre.