Why Be a Sponsor:
Since 1999, the Artistsʼ Network has been proud to be a completely self-sustaining organization.
With the exception of a Trillium Foundation seed grant in the early stages of its history, the Network has relied on its membership and income generating activities to support itself. Since the basis of the organization is to offer business-focused education, networking, and exhibition opportunities that encourage the development of self-supporting artists – this was an admirable goal.
However, the success of the Network has proved that it has the capacity to encourage even more artists to make their art – their professional career. The Network has proved its stability and longevity as an organization, and performs a significant role in the arts scene across the GTA. Most importantly, many artists can now attest to the impact membership in the Network has had on their individual careers.
Now is the time, to take this success to the next level – with your help. We have a vision for our future:
- We would like to share the success of our unique entrepreneurial model of an arts service organization to a broader arts community.
- We want to encourage even more artists to take advantage of the collective knowledge and expertise that has been generated
- We have the ability to extend our services to artists across the province, and hopefully across the country.
- We understand the importance of getting artists out of their studios and represented in their communities – to be a part of the vitality of those communities.
- We acknowledge that to have an even greater impact on the success of individual artists, we need to attract more collectors, art lovers and the general public to see and experience the work of our members.
- And, we believe artists have a key role to play in the new economy. The “creative class” is having a growing economic impact on Canadian society – and will continue to do so.
To help us accomplish these goals, we are looking to establish long-term partnerships with businesses, foundations and individuals who also understand, and believe in, the importance of the arts in our communities.