Your Support is Vital to Us

Our patrons support the education of our Visual Arts students as they learn about art research, creation, performance, production, and exhibition. They enjoy a range of exciting artwork found nowhere else, participate in exciting department initiatives such as faculty and student shows and talks, and—most importantly—help to nurture the next generation of artists in Canada.

We Need Your Help

Unfortunately, our academic funding does not cover all the costs of exhibitions and other events. Unlike local arts organizations, we receive no government grants. In addition, we keep our admission rates as low as possible so we can stay accessible to the community.

Make a Donation

The Department of Visual Arts appreciates donations of any size to help support our work. We can give tax receipts for all donations.

Please donate online at

Create an Award

Scholarships, awarded to students who domonstrate financial need, and bursaries, awarded to students who show academic excellence, are a great way to help our students. Any amount helps Visual Arts students to focus on the study and creation of art rather than worry about finances. You can even designate an award for students in a specific area of study or specialization. Click here to see a list of awards available to Visual Arts students.

Establishing an award is a wonderful way to leave a legacy or honour a loved one. For details, contact Fine Arts Development Officer Karen Walker at by email at or by phone at 250-721-6305.

Vanessa Kent

Spencer Pidgeon