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 just over 160 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 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 $850, the maximum eligible amount in accordance with CRA rules.

Become a Member

Membership is currently limited to 160-200 people to ensure members have access to PIA’s activities.

The Process: Active volunteers are encouraged

Applicants nominated by one PIA member will be added to PIA’s waitlist. 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).

For more information email our Membership Committee.