For over 40 years now, the Pitt has been an indispensable starting point for the careers of artists and curators in Vancouver, has supported new and radical forms and ideas, has gotten involved in local issues in a unique, incisive, and often irreverent way. We do this with a relatively small amount of support from the City of Vancouver, the BC Arts Council, and the Canada Council, and with a lot of support from artists and cultural workers and other people in our community who believe in what we do.
This year, we need your help more than before. The costs of maintaining our space at 236 East Pender, and making it available for exhibitions, events, talks, and of course for affordable studios, have risen dramatically and it is making it difficult for us to function. And we know everyone in our city has been struck by the same increases, so it’s difficult to ask our friends to help when they have no money in their pockets. We appreciate every donation or new membership we get, but we know that a year-end $500 or $200 may be beyond the means of many of our core supporters.
So instead of making a one-time donation this December, please consider setting up a monthly donation through our CanadaHelps page. It’s easy, just choose “Donate Monthly” and enter your details — you can cancel at any time if you need to. If you can afford $20 or $10 or even just $5 a month, every bit helps!