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Thanks to Our Supporters!

ArtStarts in Schools gratefully acknowledges the following donors, sponsors and funders. Their generous support enables us to deliver meaningful programs and services throughout BC to forward our mission.

Listed below are our Annual Supporters from 2016 to present. Asterisks indicate monthly donors.

Learn more about how you can support ArtStarts.


Major Supporters

Department of Canadian Heritage - Canada Arts
Presentation Fund
Canada Council for the Arts
British Columbia Arts Council
Government of British Columbia
Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch
City of Vancouver
Vancouver Foundation
2010 Legacies Now

Up to $25,000

Cherniavsky Junior Club for the Performing Arts Society
Columbia Basin Trust through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance
Westminster Savings
RBC Emerging Artists Project

Up to $10,000

Vancity Community Foundation

Up to $5,000

Amyn Nathoo*
Tony Spagnuolo / Spagnuolo & Company Lawyers
The Robin Hopper "Swansong" Award
UBC Commerce Undergraduate Society
Hershel Supply Co.
Metro Vancouver Regional District

Up to $1,000

Allan Douglas*
James Lepp / Six Hundred Four
Mia Lok*
Khang Nguyen / Architrix Design Studio
Navida Nuraney*
Leslie Shieh*

Up to $500

Atef Abdelkefi
Wilson Cheung
Deborah Dragon
Abigail Ma
Lori McPhee-Brown / Avant Garde Art Rentals*
Zoee Montpetit / Queer ASL
Tina Parbhakar*
Stephen Petrucci
Dawn Quast*
Yvette Salazar
Leslie Stark / Elegant Ladies Collective
Will Stroet*
Kiki van der Heiden*
Boffo Properties, in memory of Joe Miotto
Harvey McKinnon Associates
Rekha Pavanantharajah, in honour of Ranjini Pavanantharajah*

Up to $100

BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition, on behalf of Adrienne Montani
Jessica Abells
Parm Armstrong
Trent Arterberry
Juliana Bedoya
Mary Blais
Caroline Carter
Orane Cheung
Lia Dicicco
Deborah Dragon
Sheldon Franken, in honour of Kailey Bressler
Ilka Guigova
Kristi Heath / Heath Tarlin Entertainment
Heather Hoiness
Wendy James, in honour of Oli Salvas
Alice Ko
Derek Mah
Bruce McCoubrey
Michael Mitchell
Kyle Nordman / Savoury Chef
Kimberly Palmero, in honour of Katrina Caparas
Karen Petersen, in memory of Henry EG Petersen
Judy Phillips, in honour of Julia Soderholm
Siobhan Rich
Andrea Robin
Kimberly Thé / Pebble Star Productions
Charles Tsai
Joanne Ursino, in memory of John O'Donoghue
Peeranut Visetsuth
General Consulate of Colombia in Vancouver
Little Rae Kids' Club
Nature Kids Club
PJ Kids Club
Ruth Glass

In Kind

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Cake Conspiracy
Choices Markets
Colorworth Publishing
Davids Tea
English Bay Bike Rentals
Ethical Bean Coffee
Firehall Arts Centre
Float House
Harbour Dance Centre
London Drugs Photolab
Marca Studio
Nature's Path
Nesters Market
Opus Art Supplies
Pacific National Exhibition
Raincoast Books
River Market at Westminster Quay
Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
Rowe Events
Science World
The Comedy Mix
The Hatch
Uprising Breads Bakery
Vancouver Art Gallery
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Whole Foods Market
Zimt Chocolates

Founding Supporters

British Columbia Arts Council
Vancouver Foundation

Capital and Endowment Sponsors

The following generous capital gifts and awards helped us to equip, endow and program the ArtStarts Gallery and Resource Centre when we opened in 2006.

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 • Vancity Community Foundation • 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