Waitlist for PIA Membership is Now Paused

PIA’s membership waitlist is now on pause to consider equity and inclusion within PIA’s membership. One of PIA’s main goals with regard to our equity and inclusion work is to, ultimately, diversify our membership in order to better reflect the communities in which we live, work, and support.

Please note: anyone currently on the PIA waitlist will continue to be brought in on a first come, first serve basis when spaces are opened up.  

Our membership is currently capped at 200 members. 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact PIA Co-Presidents Elske Kofman or Elizabeth Lawler. Please refer back to this website for future updates.

Why Join Partners in Art?

PIA members are committed to funding and promoting contemporary art. They’re also eager to learn more about the contemporary art scene. With 200 members, education, exploring our community and volunteering are the keys to enjoying a PIA membership.

Benefits of Membership

Annual dues of $1,000 give members a variety of opportunities:

Engaged volunteering:  Volunteer committees decide which projects to fund, organize educations, trips, fundraising events and much more. PIA depends upon dedicated and skilled volunteers.

Art education events: Two to four events a month allow members to learn more about contemporary art from curators, artists and gallerists. Often events are connected to the projects that PIA funds. There are also tours of exhibits at our major art institutions, private collections and art fairs.

Curated art trips: PIA plans a minimum of two trips a year. Led by a curator, art trips have toured throughout Canada, North America and Europe. Limited to 25 people, Management Committee members are entitled to automatic acceptance once a year as a reward for their volunteerism.

Tax Receipts: Members receive a tax receipt for the maximum eligible amount in accordance with CRA rules.

Become a Member

Membership is currently limited to 200 people to ensure members have equitable access to all PIA’s activities. Due to this membership cap, you may be placed on a waitlist (when reopened).

The Process: Active volunteers are encouraged

If you wish to join PIA, please email our Membership Committee. At PIA’s discretion, admission may be accelerated for applicants who bring skill sets designated as critical to the organization’s operations, or are willing to volunteer on a working committee(s).