Partners in Art (PIA)
Partners in Art (PIA) was established in 2002, incorporated in Canada as a not-for-profit corporation in 2004, and achieved charitable status in 2006.The group devotes money and volunteer time to raise the profile of art and artists within the community. PIA generally formulates partnering plans on a yearly and project-by-project basis. The group has approximately 70 members and operates in the City of Toronto. In the past PIA has collaborated with the The Power Plant, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Canadian Art Foundation, The Ontario College of Art and Design, The Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM and the Galerie de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
Partners in Art is a volunteer organization focused on education and philanthropy. Membership is limited to about 70, on a first come, first served basis. All members are required to pay social dues of $300 per year and in addition are required to donate at least $350 to the group’s charitable efforts. The group holds fundraising events, attracts sponsors to fund its activities and accepts donations from the public. Proposals for funding are welcomed and reviewed by a project development committee. Generally PIA prefers an active collaboration on a project. PIA has supported both large (over $100,000) and small ($10,000 – $15,000) projects, and is interested in focusing on education, publication, and promoting alliances between global thinkers in the visual arts.
PIA Co-Chairs Yvonne Fleck Mimi Joh
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
Tiana Koffler Boyman
Mary Jo Looby
Mitty van der Velden
Marc Mayer, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada
Ann Horton Chapman