Thank you for supporting Canadian Art for nearly four decades.
On October 4, 2021, the Board of Directors announced the difficult decision to cease operations of Canadian Art after 37 years, due to its financial position and revenue loss directly resulting from the COVID pandemic.
Canadian Art had been operating at a reduced capacity for the past seven months, pausing both the summer issue and online publishing to deal with unprecedented financial circumstances.
After thoroughly exhausting all options to allow Canadian Art to survive, the Board began the process of pursuing a wind-up that would best maintain the organization’s charitable status, protect the stewardship of its cultural assets for the future, and maximize recoveries to stakeholders such as employees, landlords, trade creditors.
The pandemic has disproportionately affected arts and culture institutions and organizations across Canada and we know that this will leave a hole in the Canadian arts landscape. To preserve the archives of Canadian Art, one pristine copy of all CA magazines will be donated to the AGO with the aim to eventually provide digital public access for future generations.
We once again express our deep appreciation to every supporter, writer, artist, curator, donor, funder, and member of our creative community. It is because of you that Canadian Art became a beloved and essential hub for critically engaged writing and discourse on the art and culture of our time.
Statement from the Canadian Art Foundation Board of Directors
Thank you for being a part of the future of Canadian Art!
On April 8, 2021, faced with substantially decreased revenues, Canadian Art released a public statement announcing the decision to postpone the Summer 2021 issue, to pause online publishing and to temporarily layoff 12 staff for a period up to three months.
In the coming weeks, we will be undertaking all efforts to assess the future of Canadian Art. These are not easy times or easy decisions. We thank our valued staff, readers, contributors, donors, sponsors and community for your support and patience as we navigate this unprecedented time.
Canadian Art needs your support!
Donations can be made by completing the form below. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and send a strong message that these platforms are worth preserving for future generations of artists, writers, and the communities we serve nationwide.
Please note, donations are now closed. 2021 Tax Receipts have been issued to donors and sent by email or letter mail by November 15 2021.
Thank you for your support.