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Corporate Support

Supporting the Gardiner Museum demonstrates your organization’s commitment to creativity, the vitality of the cultural sector in Toronto, and to the benefits of arts education.

The Gardiner works with its corporate partners to design innovative partnerships that align with your philanthropic and brand priorities.

Corporate partnerships can support our world-class exhibitions, education and community initiatives, highly-anticipated special events, unique programming or aspects of our permanent collection. We look for organizations whose values align with ours – vitality, creativity, and innovation.

Sponsoring a Gardiner initiative provides access to a unique, urban, affluent audience that is passionate about the arts. Additionally, your organization is supporting the growth of the Gardiner Museum.

The Gardiner works with our Corporate Partners to create unique benefits for sponsors in addition to a comprehensive recognition package. The Gardiner welcomes the opportunity to discuss additional opportunities to work together to meets your philanthropic goals.

Our Corporate Partners help the Museum to achieve our goals; the Gardiner works with sponsors to achieve their funding objectives, too.

  • Exterior Museum signage presence on the 10’ x 30’ façade banner
  • Three backlit street-level signs at Bloor and Avenue Road, which has pedestrian and vehicular traffic of 20 million annually.
  • Brand presence on the exhibition title wall and recognition in the catalogue
  • Naming opportunity for programming support
  • Recognition on all print and online marketing collateral
  • Annual Donor Wall in the Museum’s lobby and in our Annual Report
  • Invitations to attend Patron Openings for exhibitions
  • Admission passes
  • Exclusive access to the Museum’s stunning Terrace Room for a private sponsor event
  • Opportunity for a private shopping evening in the award-winning Gardiner Shop
  • Private tours with Gardiner Museum curators or docents
  • A charitable tax receipt

Exhibitions

The Gardiner presents word-class exhibitions that demonstrate the relevancy of ceramics in our society. From exhibitions that explore the ancient world to shows that put ceramics in a broader social and historical context to new, contemporary installations and artworks, our special exhibitions make the Gardiner one of the most important specialist museums in the world.

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Events

Special events at the Gardiner are truly unique experiences that are highly anticipated and often sold-out. Our signature fundraiser, 12 Trees, is a showcase of tree-inspired art installations that create a contemporary and provocative event and curated exhibition around a central theme. The annual G Party Gala is the kick-off to Toronto’s holiday season.

The Gardiner’s Young Patrons Circle annual art party SMASH became an instant classic when it launched in 2016. Bringing together the very best of Toronto’s young professionals, influencers and social mavens, SMASH is the ideal opportunity to reach out to the 25-45 demographic at a carefully curated event featuring contemporary art installations, gourmet cuisine, and special performances.

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Education And Programs

Through education, programming and community outreach initiatives, the Gardiner engages people with the unique qualities of clay, which offer a creative experience like no other. By taking part in a clay class, each participant is engaging in a creative practice that contributes to their feeling os social inclusion and mental well-being.

Your support can allow us to engage:

  • 10,000 children and young people in school sessions
  • 4,200 participants in drop-in clay classes
  • 1,500 children and youth from under-resourced communities
  • Victims of intimate violence and vulnerable people through our art therapeutic partnerships

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