Public Use Guidelines
Please read before booking your event.
- All activities being conducted in the PWNHC must abide by the NWT Human Rights Act, any group that is violation of this act will not be permitted to book spaces at the PWNHC. The Director of Culture and Heritage may refuse or allow the rental of public use areas where the Division’s own operational requirements warrant.
- Fire regulations must be followed with regards to capacity for each area.
- The PWNHC will not close galleries for private use during regular open hours. Occasional private, after hours opening of galleries may be permitted at additional cost. The use of galleries for events open to the public is at the Director’s discretion.
- Renters may not charge admission fees or sell tickets to any event (public or private) held at the PWNHC.
- Some basic audio, computer, and projection equipment is available as part of the rental; it must be operated by qualified personnel.
- No food or drinks (other than water) allowed outside the café area. Bottled water is permitted in the auditorium, but is supplied by the client who will also remove empties.
- The sale of items (such as CDs and books) must be approved by the Director of the PWNHC in advance.
- Client will not touch or move exhibits, any blocking or alterations to an exhibit must be negotiated with the booking coordinator in advance.
- Rental of the dining room is subject to the provisions of existing agreements with the lessee/operator of the restaurant. The lessee/operator will be given right of first refusal on all catering for events held at the PWNHC. The kitchen is not available for rental.
- No furniture from the dining room is to be moved outside of the dining room. Tables and chairs may be rearranged within the space, as long as it is put back in place at the end of the rental period. Tablecloths should be used for crafts and other “messy” activities.