Let’s Celebrate Arts in Our Community!

2024 Sponsor Opportunities

Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is a unique registered charity, run by volunteers and backed by an amazing community. Unlike most public galleries, GPAG 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, 100% of our activities focus on the public realm. As per our vision and mandate, GPAG is a free, accessible community space with open doors to all – to share 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 with over 15,000 visits a year.

This year we were selected the People’s Choice Favourite Art Gallery on the Sunshine Coast for the third year in a row. We’re so grateful!

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. Curious about what’s in store for 2024? See our exhibitions preview here.

Sponsorship levels

We’re offering four levels of community/corporate sponsorship in 2024:

1. GPAG Community Partner — $1500 (Corporate/community sponsorship celebrated all year and named on our donor wall in the Gallery; plus recognition during a major exhibition; plus free gallery rental for a special event for your team/clients)

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)

4. Tiny Art Gallery feature artist sponsorship — $150 (recognized on signage and social media)

We’re also open to major sponsorships, in-kind 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.

We thank our many wonderful sponsors for 2023 and we look forward to working with you in 2024.

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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