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Make a difference

Place des Arts is a not-for-profit registered charity. When you donate to Place des Arts, you’re helping us achieve our mission to inspire the artist in everyone.

Charitable Registration Number: 11887 5756 RR0001.

By supporting Place des Arts, you play a vital role in making the arts more accessible to our community. Your donation empowers us to provide high-quality free and low cost arts education programs and events to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Join us in our mission to inspire the artist in everyone by donating today.

Our Impact

In 2023 Place des Arts

  • Awarded $22,095 in Financial Aid

  • Granted 10 scholarships to our students

  • Subsidized 1313 spots in arts programs

  • Offered 66 free community events and programs

  • Received 91,246 visitors to our facility

  • Engaged 369 artists and artisans

Ways to Give

  • Online: You can make a one-time or monthly donation online through our secure donation form. Tax receipts are automatically issued for any contribution made online.
  • In-person: Drop by our Registration Desk during our opening hours to donate.
  • Mail: You can mail your contribution to our address, attention: Development Coordinator.
  • Sponsor: You can find more information on how you can sponsor a program here.
  • Fundraising Activities: Here are other fun ways to support Place des Arts.

Reasons To Give

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us remove financial barriers to the arts. Every contribution, no matter the amount or frequency, makes a difference to low-income children and families who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in the arts.

Your donation can help us:

  • Provide subsidies, bursaries and no-cost community programs to make arts accessible for in-need children and families.
  • Purchase art supplies, materials and equipment
  • Engage professional artists and instructors who deliver high-quality programming to the community.
  • Expand our outreach and engagement programs, bringing art to even more people in our community.

I owe so much to the PdA community because it has shaped my identity and career as an artist. When I was a kid, my elementary class went on a field trip here and explored various art materials. Creating art alongside others was such a pleasurable experience that really stuck with me. It was only one event, but this one fond memory led me back to PdA more than a decade later.

During my bachelor’s, I contemplated my career and asked myself “What is really important to me?” My answer: Making art and connecting with others. So I made a goal to get into a master’s for counselling psychology and art therapy. Part of the requirement to be accepted into that program was to have more than 270 hours of art-making at a studio in the community. Then I remembered PdA and my time there as a kid.

I couldn’t think of a better place to make art! I took classes for oil painting, acrylics, watercolours, and pottery. The teachers, other classmates, and staff not only refined my skills as an artist but showed me that I had a place to belong. With the help of PdA, I eventually accomplished my dream and I’ll graduate next year as a clinical counsellor and art therapist!

– Angela Torres


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