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Canadian Art is published by the Canadian Art Foundation: a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to empower diverse audiences to understand, debate and be inspired by art.

In a time when both publishing and arts funding are facing unprecedented challenges, Canadian Art is one of the few organizations that has continually expanded its news presence to ignite a vigorous national debate. Our goal is to continue to expand our regional coverage and be the definitive source for contemporary art information across the country.

Become a supporter and join a passionate group of individuals who care deeply about creating a space for dialogue about contemporary art and culture.

Our donors say it best:

“I am glad that Canadian Art is going strong. When I was starting out as an artist, there were all kinds of art magazines, with high quality writing…and regular art reviews in the newspapers. Information about art in Canada has always been very hard to come by and now is even harder with much of the information being very dispersed, often fleeting and mainly lacking in substance. Keep up the good work—it is appreciated.” – J. Buyers

“Thank you for giving focus to so many brilliant contemporary Indigenous cultural workers in Canada.” – J. Hassan

“Thoughtful, critical, interesting writing… a conversation with continuity.” – J. Cook

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OUR IMPACT

Canadian Art has grown to become the largest and most widely read art magazine in Canada’s history. All our programs—including public talks, gallery tours and youth engagement—exist to create meaningful encounters with art and help lift our collective understanding of culture and its place in our lives.

It’s thanks to the impassioned support of our donors that all this is possible.

Read our 2017 Donor Impact Report.

Testimonials

“I’m so happy to feel an affinity with this magazine. Thank you for the amazing work you do.” – J. Ross

“I am supportive of Canadian Art and all the interesting shifts of content and culture have not gone unnoticed.” – R. Castonguay

“Thank you so much for sharing this good cause and you are right, there is more than one way to tell a story, in hopes of initiating new perspectives.” – J. Luchese

“Gorgeous and ground-breaking…powerful and full of humour and delight.” – J. Williamson

Reach

Print readers: 112,350
Online audience: 155,290
Public programs: 2,870

Youth & Mentorships

Canadian Art has a passionate institutional commitment to education and nurturing the next generation.

School Hop Youth Art Program

  • School Hop offers much-needed support to public high schools, which lack funding and qualified teachers for art (People for Education report, 2018)
  • Help us bring meaningful encounters with art to 875 students from 40-50 high schools each year
  • Priority access and outreach is provided to under-served schools

Annual Mentorships Programs

  • Through our annual editorial internships, residencies and Writing Prize award, five gifted young writers and cultural critics gain invaluable early career experience
  • Past participants have gone on to write or work for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the National Gallery of Canada, MOMUS, e-flux, the Guardian, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, the Huffington Post, and more

Public Talks

Gallery Days

  • Gallery Day is a free day of talks in galleries across the country, connecting readers with artists, curators and Canadian Art writers
  • We are excited to announce that in 2018, we are continuing our expansion of this popular program from three to seven cities: Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

Canadian Art Encounters Talks

  • We bring visionary and influential artists, writers and thinkers from around the world to audiences across Canada, and pair speakers with Canadian interviewers to create unprecedented encounters
  • Recent speakers include: Wolfgang Tillmans, Maggie Nelson, Aruna D’Souza, Shirin Neshat, Hito Steyerl and Julian Barnes 

Artist Development

RBC Canadian Painting Competition

  • Established in 1999, this national competition is produced in partnership with Canadian Art to support emerging artists and provide vital professional development and mentorship opportunities

TD North/South Artist Exchange

  • This annual program aims to bridge the gap between Canada’s North and South by creating residency programs across both regions. Canadian Art works with recipients to develop customized residencies that foster connections between artists and communities

Wanda Koop Research Fund

  • For an artist, the research stage of their practice can be challenging to fund, especially when it entails travel or other cost-prohibitive activities
  • Launched in 2018, a $15,000 award is designed to benefit mid-career artists who are embarking on a phase of research
  • The inaugural prize was awarded by an independent jury to Tanya Lukin Linklater, an artist based in northern Ontario

DONOR BENEFITS

All levels include a complimentary one-year subscription that extends any current subscription.

See a complete list of Donor Benefits according to levels of support.

All gifts are appreciated and charitable tax receipts are issued for amounts of $10 or more.

Our charitable registration number is 132945908RR0001.

WAYS TO GIVE

Your gift ensures that urgent, challenging and impactful stories on art can inspire a growing audience of over 230,000 people.

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Phone
Please call Andrew at (416) 368-8854, ext 110.

Mail
Download our donation form. Print and mail it with your payment information to:

Canadian Art Foundation
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 330
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

Gifts of Securities
If you own stock, it can be “tax-wise” to donate with stock rather than cash. Charitable gifts of publicly listed securities are now exempt from all capital gains taxation. Generally, donating qualifying securities is more tax-effective than selling the securities and donating the cash.

Given the complexities involved in donating securities, we advise seeking professional tax advice before making a gift.

To donate gifts of securities, please download the following form:

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Charitable registration number: 132945908RR0001.

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Canadian Art is grateful to its partners and supporters for helping us achieve our mission of empowering diverse audiences to understand, debate and be inspired by art. This list below recognizes contributions between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Government partners

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada; the Canada Council for the Arts; and the Government of Ontario through the OMDC Magazine Fund, an initiative of Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Arts Council.

         

$300,000+
RBC

$100,000+
TD Bank Group

$50,000 +
BMO Financial Group
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan

$25,000+
Anonymous

$10,000+
Debra and Barry Campbell
The John David and Signy Eaton Foundation
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
EQ Bank
Keith Ray and Leslie Gales
The Globe and Mail
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Gabe Gonda and Victoria Webster
Jane Halverson and Dr. Bruno Vendittelli
Richard and Nancy Hamm
Hal Jackman Foundation
Victoria Jackman
The Lewis Cohen Family Foundation
ARTO LIFEWTR
Louis M. Martini
The Lowe-Martin Group
Theresa and Seth Mersky
Anthony Shen and Claudia Lopez
Eleanor and Francis Shen
Don Schmitt and Cheryl Atkinson
Viviane and Jay Mehr
Waddington’s
Woodbridge

$5,000+
Michael and Yoshiko Audain
Ewing Morris Investment Partners
Firedog
Fuller Landau LLP
The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation
Haynes Connell Foundation
Ydessa Hendeles
Jane Irwin and Ross Hill
Margaret McNee
Nancy McNee
museumpros
Olga Korper Gallery
Marla and Edward Schwartz
Sprott Inc.
Stratus Vineyards
Superframe

$2,500+
Robin and Malcolm Anthony
Charlotte Durand
Goethe-Institut
Maxwell Gotlieb
Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
Bruce Kuwabara
Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation
OCAD University
Brian Rogers
Stern Cohen LLP

$1,000+
Sara Angel
Alexandra Babcock and Todd Cowan
Paul Bain
Richard Balfour
Gregory Belton
Burgundy Asset Management
Diana Billes
Jonathan Bloomberg
Trevor Born
Bonnie Brooks
Peter and Ricky Cohen
Clara and Richard Cooper
Denton Creighton and Kris Vikmanis
Michael and Honor de Pencier
Nicolas and Trish Del Sorbo
Gail Drummond and Bob Dorrance
Wendy and Elliot Eisen
Angela and David Feldman
Yvonne and David Fleck
Julie Flynn
Givergy
Lillian and Norman Glowinsky
Robert Graham
Lorraine Greey and Stephen Ledrew
George and Kitty Grossman
The Jay and Barbara Hennick Family Foundation
Vicki Heyman
Jane Humphreys and Ron Lalonde
Informa Canada
Rosamond Ivey
Dr. Eric Jackman and Mrs. Sara Jackman
George and Karen Killy
Debbie and Warren Kimel
Tiana Koffler Boyman
Elske and Jim Kofman
Patricia Koval
Karine Krieger
Lorraine and Donald Loeb
Ana Lopes and Don Tapscott
Lee Matheson
Liza Mauer and Andrew Sheiner
Linda McCain and Dan Walshe
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Claire and Conan McIntyre
Darren McKiernan
David and Julie Moos
Mark and Vanessa Mulroney
Irene Pantalone
G. Scott Paterson
Fanny Patterson and Peter Rozee
Arthur Peltomaa
Jennen Phelan
Lynda Reeves
Jill and Joel Reitman
Sheila and Danny Rother
Penny Rubinoff
Mark and Lori Shapiro
Honey and Barry Sherman
Rob G. Sobey
Kathryn Tamaki and Tom Bogart
Jennifer and Ken Tanenbaum
Lisa and Terrence Turner
Anne and Lawrence Ullman
Maxime Vandal
Samara Walbohm and Joseph Shlesinger
Steven Wilson and Michael Simmonds
Mary-Kathleen Young
Kate Zeidler and Peter Mackenzie
Xuhua Zhou
Anonymous

$500+
Ace Hill Beer
Astley Gilbert
Lisa Balfour Bowen (in honour of Carol and Morton Rapp and Jane and Eb Zeidler)
Mrs. Alicia Maniloff Black
Francine Blackburn
Kelvin Browne
George and Martha Butterfield (Butterfield Family Foundation)
Denise Carter
David Daniels and Kate Alexander
Pamela Dinsmore
Rupert Duchesne
Denyse Fishwick
Richard and Donna Ivey
Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner
Kalaman + Demetriou
David and Alanne Kee
Sue and Bill Kidd
Aaron Kirsch
Georgina Langs
Andrew Lapham
Sharon London Liss
Malik Martin and Caitlin Martin-Rueter
John McCaig
Matt Meagher
Mia Nielsen
Richard and Annette Pivnick
Stephen Ranger
Mary Sinclair
Jodi and Bob Stodgell
Anonymous

$250+
Manuel and Cheryl Buchwald
Katharine and Andre Colenbrander
David Franklin
Michael and Diane Hasley
Paul Henderson and Mary Henderson
Frances B. Hogg
Michelle Koerner
Brett Ledger and Patricia Olasker
Angela Marcus
Marianne McKenna and Ian Tudhope
Amelia Merrick
Jackie Moss (in honour of Sarah Milroy)
Peter Naylor
Dennis Reid
Bruce Roher
Emily and Greg Schmidt

$125+
Samantha Allen
Caroline Andrieux
David Aurandt
Brandy Bain (The Art of Brandy Saturley)
Ron and Hannelore Balzer
Sarah Baxter
Kaye and Paul Beeston
Ellen and Murray Blankstein
Marta Braun
Kaaren Brown
Anne Brydon (in honour of Charles Sivell)
Anna Burwash
Caroline Chan
Mary Ciolfi-Kohn
John Cook
Maggie Dickson
C. Fraser Elliott Jr.
Brigitte Freybe
Eleanor Gabriele
Paul Gemmiti
Alana Golding
Hartley Gorenstein
Andrea Gorfolova
F. Curry and Martha Grant
Martha Hanna
Sally Hannon
Ian Harrington
Peter Herrndorf and Eva Czigler
Patricia Hinton
Natalka Husar
Rita Irwin
Margaret Jaques
David Jarvis
Amy Jenkins
Popsy and Robert Johnstone
Jessamyn Kahn
Neil Kathol
Susie and Vahan Kololian
Sally and David Laren
Monique Lo
Jill McAlpine
Gord McLaughlin (in honour of Sharon Younger)
Mary-Ann Metrick
Shawn St. Michael
Pari Nadimi
Elisa and David Nuyten
Stuart Payne
Penguin Random House
Geoff and Janet Plant
Katharyn Rayner
Noah Richler
Milly Ristvedt
Beverly and Fred Schaeffer
Alfred Schmidt
Cecil and Eva Southward
Nancy Stevens
TELUS
Britt Gallpen and Travis Vakenti
Janna and Todd Walters (in honour of Marla Schwartz)
Tony Yue
Joyce and Fred Zemans
John Zinn
Anonymous (5)

The Friends of School Hop
Samantha Allen
Vanessa Barnett
Kaye Beeston
Caroline Chan
Jane Colden
Michael and Kenneth Conn
Maggie Dickson
Mira Goldfarb
Hartley Gorenstein
Andrea Gorfolova
Joan Harrison
Frances Hogg
Natalka Husar
Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner
Georgina Langs
Janine Laporte
Valerie Macintosh
Amelia Merrick
Julie Nyman
Mariah O’Brien
Penguin Random House
Stephen Ranger
Katharyn Rayner
Bruce Roher
Danny and Sheila Rother
Mary Sinclair
Cecil and Eva Southward
Arlene Stamp
Hermine Vasarinsh
Donna Wise
John Zinn
Anonymous (2)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our School Hop sponsors, EQ Bank and the Hal Jackman Foundation.

Social 2017 Artists and Galleries
Thank you to the artists and galleries who contributed to our annual art auction.

Artists:
Micah Adams
Saimaiyu Akesuk
Stephen Andrews
Shuvinai Ashoona
Melanie Authier
Nicolas Baier
Shannon Bool
Sascha Braunig
Vanessa Brown
Hank Bull
Robert Burley
Julia Dault
Moyra Davey
Manon De Pauw
Geoffrey Farmer
Nika Fontaine
Sky Glabush
Claire Greenshaw
Fred Herzog
Colleen Heslin
Stephanie Hier
Lili Huston-Herterich
Jeremy Jansen
Eleanor King
Zachari Logan
Katie Lyle
Níall McClelland
Kent Monkman
Geoffrey Pugen
Les Ramsay
Tony Romano
Jade Rude
Beth Stuart
geetha thurairajah
Joseph Tisiga
Howie Tsui
Ambera Wellmann
Janet Werner
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Galleries:
Art Labor
Battat Contemporary
Catriona Jeffries
China Art Objects
Clint Roenisch Gallery
Daniel Faria Gallery
Diaz Contemporary
Division Gallery
Equinox Gallery
ESP | Erin Stump Gallery
Feheley Fine Arts
Foxy Production
Franc Gallery
Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Georgia Scherman Art Projects
greengrassi
Macaulay & Co. Fine Art
Marianne Boesky Gallery
MKG127
Monte Clark
Olga Korper Gallery
Parisian Laundry
Paul Petro Contemporary Art
Stephen Bulger Gallery
Wil Aballe Art Projects
wildpalms
Zalucky Contemporary

If you have any questions about this listing, or if your recognition wishes have changed, please contact (416) 368-8854, ext. 111, or cchan@canadianart.ca.