OAS FUNDRAISING UPDATE: A new focus on inspiring young donors!

 

FROM THE FOUNDER JULIE HODGSON:

This past spring I was approached by the Carleton University Department of Art History asking if I would be interested in working with a Practicum Student for the Fall term. This appealed to me, as I am keen to develop initiatives around fundraising and philanthropy in younger donors. I have been fortunate to be partnered with Yuval Gan, a Carleton University Student in 3rd year of the Art History Program.

Yuval grew up in Israel and, from a very young age, was fascinated by the visual arts, and is excited to continue working in the field. She is engaged and involved in the arts community in Ottawa, and is a wonderful asset and mentor to me.

This fall, together we organized two fundraisers for Art History students at Carleton: a tour of a private collection and a behind-the-scenes talk and tour at Art House Café. All the donations raised will be put towards our 2020 Grant to SAW Nordic Lab.

IMAGE: Courtesy Yuval Gan.

PREVIOUS FUNDRAISERS:

The Ottawa Art Society, whose mission is to showcase and support visual arts organizations in Ottawa, was thrilled the Shanghai Restaurant very kindly offered to host our first fundraiser, to help us raise $2,500 for our 2018 grant. The grant was awarded to the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO).

The Ottawa Art Society, whose mission is to showcase and support visual arts organizations in Ottawa, was thrilled the Shanghai Restaurant very kindly offered to host our first fundraiser to help us raise $2,500 for our 2018 grant, which was awarded to the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO).

SPAO is an independent, charitable, not-for-profit photographic visual arts school and a registered private career college, whose mandate is to provide an intensive and collaborative learning experience and to enrich the photographic and visual arts culture of Ottawa and beyond.

SPAO’s activities include community collaborations, classes and workshops, exhibitions, and outreach. Their aim is to offer students the knowledge, resources, and environment necessary for the advancement of their photographic artistry, visual literacy, and personal vision.

IMAGE: Courtesy China Doll.

We have given grants of $2,500 to the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion Fund (2016); the Carleton University Art Gallery (2017); the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) (2018), the Ottawa Arts Council in support of the Project X: Photography Award (2019); and SAW Nordic Lab (2020).

julie@ottawaartsociety.ca

The Ottawa Art Society Fund is a Donor-Advised Fund
managed by the
Ottawa Community Foundation

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