Exhibition & Community Sponsorships

Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is a unique registered charity, run by volunteers and backed by an amazing community. Unlike most public galleries, this popular gathering place for the arts, located in Lower Gibsons, BC, is not directly affiliated with any level of government and has been running successfully and independently since 2003.

Even though less than 10% of the gallery’s operating budget originates from public funding, we’re called ‘public’ because the origin, vision and mandate of the Gallery, its Board and volunteers is focused entirely on the public realm. GPAG is a free, accessible community space with open doors to all – to share, discuss and promote all forms of art and culture on the Sunshine Coast. We’re also a popular destination for the tourist industry and newcomers to the area. This year we were selected the People’s Choice Favourite Art Gallery on the Sunshine Coast.

Why sponsor us?

Our exhibitions (an average of 19 per year) are graciously backed by corporate sponsorship which is recognized prominently. When you partner with the Gallery, you partner with the arts, a vital force in our community. Even during the recent challenging times, the Gallery boasts an average of over 12,000 visits per year!

Sponsorship levels

We offer three levels of community/corporate sponsorship in 2022:

1. NEW GPAG Community Partner — $1500 (Corporate/community sponsorship including one major exhibition and all promotions, plus named on our yearly donor wall in the Gallery)

2. Main Gallery Sponsorship for one exhibition — $1000 (recognized on all exhibition publications, advertising and social media)

3. Eve Smart Gallery sponsorship for one exhibition — $500 (recognized on all exhibition publications, advertising and social media)

We’re also open to major sponsorships and special collaborations. Let’s talk about your ideas!

You’ll be in good company!

If you’re interested in partnering with the Gallery and/or sponsoring an exhibition, please contact Christina Symons, gallery manager at info@gpag.ca or 604 312 0378 for more information. Christina can explain the many benefits and help you select an exhibition or project that works best for your team, brand and business. Preview our draft roster of 2022 exhibitions here.

We thank our many wonderful sponsors for 2022 and we look forward to working with you in 2023.

Sponsorship means getting your name or logo linked with one of our exhibitions, and standing out as a community supporter. 

The Gallery is grateful to the Town of Gibsons for its ongoing support. The Town helps the Gallery through an annual $2,000 budget line item, a municipal property tax waiver, and through special project assistance (like the Sunshine Coast Pavilion exhibition, and the installation of Squamish Nation art around the exterior of the gallery).

The Gallery thanks the Sunshine Coast Regional District for recent special project funding (like the Sunshine Coast Pavilion exhibition, and the installation of Squamish Nation art around the exterior of the gallery).

If you would like to see your organization’s logo here, contact the Gallery to help fund an exhibit or event!

We gratefully acknowledge the Covid-19 Emergency Response Grant from Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.

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