In honour of Valentine’s Day, we would like to take this opportunity to share some LOVE for everyone in our Ottawa Art Gallery community who has made a donation in support of our programs, exhibitions, acquisitions, and operations throughout the past few years.💗
It’s hard to believe that this year already marks the 5th anniversary in the new OAG building, and we truly would not be where we are today, if it weren’t for your dedicated support and generosity. 😊
Thanks to you, the OAG can continue to:
💕 Offer FREE admission to our exhibitions, vernissages, and public programs, reaching patrons and participants from toddlers to seniors.
💕 Grow our Mental Health and Art Therapy initiatives through the partnerships we have fostered with our Creative Space program, which is a service that our community needs now more than ever.
💕 Support local artists across their life cycle, with specific approaches for emerging, mid-career, and mature artists, along a spectrum of strategies and resources including mentorship, exhibition support, profile building, and other means to enhance an artist’s continued evolution.
💕 Foster an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to engage with and enjoy, including taking active steps to recruit and retain staff and board members from the Black, Indigenous, racialized, francophone, 2SLGBTQQIA+, and disability-identified communities, as well as conducting an annual audit of our collections, programs and operations to identify gaps, systemic barriers and challenges throughout all areas of our operations.
💕 Further green practices throughout the OAG building and our organizational operations, including a net-zero audit and plan to minimize waste produced by the OAG’s programs and administration. And so much more!