ATELIER CIRCULAIRE NEEDS YOU!
As part of its new fundraising campaign, Atelier Circulaire is appealing to everyone’s generosity to support its activities. Promoting the printed arts, sharing artistic practices, preserving exceptional expertise, boosting international exchanges, sustaining emerging artistic creation are some of the many challenges tackled daily by Atelier Circulaire’s 140 members and team with very limited financial resources.
This year, since obtaining our Charitable status, making a donation to Atelier Circulaire is more simple and advantageous than ever. We can now issue a tax receipt for all donations over $50.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION?
You may donate :
. By check made out to Atelier Circulaire
(Send your check to :
5445 de Gaspé Avenue #105
Montreal H2T 3B2)
. By credit card through the phone or in person
. In cash, in person
. Online via PayPal
WHY DONATE TO ATELIER CIRCULAIRE?
Your donations are essential to insure the operation of our organization. Each donation, whatever the amount, acknowledges your support for the printed arts and the vitality of artistic life in Montreal. Artists, philanthropists, art lovers, wide public, your donation matters, as attested by our two spokespersons.
''Atelier Circulaire is an essential in the Quebec visual arts landscape. Dedicated to printed art since 1982, rapidly becoming an institution, Atelier Circulaire needs help to keep going.
I was first attracted by its communal mode of operation; a place for work and exchanges on a human scale. A space where art is possible. Where the motion linking conception to deed may take place.
We owe it greatly. I owe it greatly. Since 1999 on De Castelnau. And every year since, I have kept on working there. An anchoring point for printed art, Circulaire is a beacon for artists.
Upheld and sustained by the continued faith of its denizens, we ask for your help to keep Atelier Circulaire up and running.''
— Marc Séguin
“This hidden treasure on De Gaspé Street, so alive with talent and expertise, makes you want to seek shelter there for days on end to uncover the mysteries of the multiples techniques available.
When I was made aware of the temporarily precarious situation Atelier Circulaire was in, due to major property tax hikes, and of the necessity for this extraordinary creative haven to become better known, I added my voice without hesitation to those of its artists, in order to quickly procure the needed funds.”
— Pascale Bussières
This year, Atelier Circulaire is dealing with obstacles similar to those of last year, notably due to the skyrocketing increase in rent related costs. This problem is in the process of being resolved as we expect a major reduction in property tax, starting in 2020. However, in order to stay the course until then, we must find $40,000 to close the 2018-2019 fiscal year without a deficit.
We are going through a critical but exciting transition : Atelier Circulaire provides unequalled services and new high end equipment, yet we cannot operate soundly without finding own-source revenues.
HOW ARE YOUR DONATIONS USED?
Your donations not only allow us to avoid a budgetary deadlock, but also contribute to an increase in our activities, in spite of current difficulties. Following are a few examples of what Atelier Circulaire has accomplished, in collaboration with our donators and funders, over the last three years :
. A 12% yearly increase in our own-source revenues
. 30% more services
. Expansion of the digital lab
. More than 28 courses offered over the year
. 4 new residency grants (for Emerging artists, Cultural Diversity and Indigenous Communities artists, Risograph and Research in digital printing)
. Better exposure resulting in 25% more visitors to our exhibitions and 43 new members
Add your support to Atelier Circulaire in its mission!