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Guests at a fundraising gala in the Gardiner Museum's Terrace Room

Corporate Support

With flexible options to support your brand’s philanthropic goals, partnership with the Gardiner demonstrates your organization’s commitment to the vitality of the cultural sector in Toronto.

Not only is the Gardiner Museum one of the world’s foremost specialty Museums, it is also the hub for community-based programming that centers the inspiring and healing nature of clay. The Gardiner has a holistic approach to its corporate partnerships and seeks organizations that share our values – creativity, community, and innovation.

The Gardiner works with its corporate partnerships to design customized partnerships that align with your marketing goals and make an impact in arts education.

Corporate partnerships support the Gardiner’s world-class exhibitions, its education and community initiatives, special events, and capital projects.

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, and the Gardiner works with sponsors to achieve their funding objectives.

  • 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


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

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Special events at the Gardiner are truly unique, highly-anticipated experiences that are often sold out. Our signature fall fundraiser is a celebration of national and international ceramics in support of our clay education and outreach programs, and special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Young Patron Circle’s 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 of 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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