Our Supporters

ArtStarts in Schools gratefully acknowledges the financial support and assistance of our donors, partners and sponsors.

Founding Sponsors

British Columbia Arts Council • Vancouver Foundation

Annual Support

The following generous sponsors and donors support many programs, projects and services throughout BC.

Major Sponsors

British Columbia Arts Council • Canada Council for the Arts – Music Section • Department of Canadian Heritage – Arts Presentation Canada & Book Publishing Industry Development Program • Metropolis at Metrotown • Province of British Columbia • Vancouver Foundation

Up to $20,000
Cherniavsky Junior Club for the Performing Arts Society • Columbia Basin Trust • TELUS Vancouver Community Board

Up to $10,000
Barbara Clausen • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Carmen Wiseman • City of Vancouver's Host a City Happening Community Grant Program • Claire and Darryl Brousseau • David Ostro in memory of Edward Ostro • Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Celebration and Commemoration Program - Olympic Torch Relay Initiative • Hamber Foundation • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada • International Foundation for the Arts • Janet Ketchen, in memory of David Ross • Jean Baird • Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation • Marlies Venier • Microsoft • Opus Framing and Art Supplies • Province of British Columbia through BC150 and the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch • The Centre for Not-for-Profit Sustainability • Van Dop Arts & Cultural Guide to BC • Wendy Newman

National and Community Partners
Arts in Education Council of BC • ArtsSmarts • Assembly of BC Arts Councils • BC School Trustees Association • Canadian Education Association • Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance • Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

In Kind Supporters
Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation • Capilano University's Arts and Entertainment Management Program • City of Vancouver and CBS Outdoor JC Decaux • Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd • Gord Warrenchuk • Harbour Publishing • Lonsdale Event Rentals • New Star Books • OPUS Framing and Art Supplies • Staples Business Depot • Talon Books • The BC & Yukon Community Newspaper Association • Vancouver School Board

Capital and Endowment Sponsors

The following generous capital gifts and awards help us to equip, endow and program the ArtStarts gallery and centre.

City of Vancouver
ArtStarts' young people’s gallery and resource centre is part of the City of Vancouver's innovative Cultural Amenity Bonus program

Anchor Investors - $25,000 +
Douglas B. Johnson & Cathy Spanevello • Janey Gudewill • Sam & Patti Gudewill • Province of British Columbia and Vancouver Foundation through the BC Arts Renaissance Fund

Key Investors - $10,000 +
Government of Canada through the Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program

ArtStarters - $1,000 +
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Bob Rennie • Business Objects • Dean Elissat • Grey Worldwide Northwest • Janet Ketchen • John Casablancas Fashion Institute • Mr. Lube • Neil Patton • Nuala Woodham & Paul Belserene • Opus Framing and Art Supplies • Robert Kleyn MAIBC • Wendy & Rosa Newman

Team Builders - Up to $1,000
Anonymous • Andrew • Anne Weiler • Ashley Walker • Beth Freeman • Brian Lindgreen • Bruce Wright • Camosun College Visual Arts Program • Charissa Oblea • Dawn Quast • Diana & Andrew Clark • Dr. Herzl Lowenstein • Geoff Burns • Heidi Rolston • Jane Heyman • Jeff Oliver • Jennifer Ryan • Jim Leard • Joanna Gould • John Falconer • Judi Cunningham • Karen Coflin & Bruce Carscadden • Khac Chi & Bic Hoang • Kim Lear & Chris Welsby • Kriss Boggild • Laurynas Navidaskas • Leone & Glen Farrell • Linda Bartz • Lucille & Russ Pacey • Luke Batdorf • Madeline Rosamond • Marilyn Kerr • Matt Vanderwerff & Jim Brown • Mr. and Mrs. K Austin • Nina Chwelos • Schiffon McCarthy • Sheldon Green • Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective • Strategic Income Security Services • TELUS – Employee Giving• Trisha Chu, in memory of Alexander (BJ) Lim • Vancouver Recital Society • Vaughan Bowser • Wade Domries • Wayne Penney