Resources

Donors

SKETCH would like to thank our 2018 donors!

Corporate

 

  • Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited
  • Apple Store (Eaton Centre)
  • Art Community of Toronto
  • Badgers + Winters
  • Beau’s
  • Black Jet
  • Canadian Manda Group
  • Cawthra Park Secondary School
  • Colton Eddy’s OC Concert Series
  • Craft Beer Market
  • DeSantos Martial Arts Studio
  • Durham College – Music Business Management Elegantly Angeleta
  • Entro Communications
  • Farside Bar
  • Foresthill Dermatology
  • FORREC Ltd
  • Fresh Paint Studio & Cafe
  • G(irls)20
  • George Brown College
  • Grip Limited
  • Grossbert Inc
  • Guru Studio
  • Handlebar
  • Havas
  • Horrible Noise
  • Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning -Indie88
  • Ink & Water Tattoo Inc
  • Innovia
  • Jimmy’s Coffee
  • Lennox St. Artists
  • Lucidia Inc
  • Marcando Music
  • Mason Studio
  • Myodetox
  • Nuvango
  • Peace Collective
  • Play with Fire Improv
  • Quadrangle
  • Rainhard Brewing Co.
  • Reliable Corporation
  • Repaint History
  • RIGHTSLEEVE
  • Rosewood Winery
  • Salesforce.org
  • Sixty in 60
  • Sleepenvie
  • TELUS
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • The Cadillac Fairview Corporate Limited
  • The Drake
  • Thrive Artist Collective
  • Toronto French School
  • Two Ears: One Mouth Artistic Society
  • Two5Seven Marketing
  • Unified Division
  • Uppercase Productions
  • Wattpad
  • Wonder Gallery – Art Community of Toronto
  • Zero Gravity Labs
  • Zipcar

Individuals and Families

 

Up to $999

  • ANONYMOUS (42)
  • Anonymous in memory of Gerhard Nowakowski
  • Anonymous in memory of Sarah Barham
  • Anonymous in honour of Mark Shouldice
  • Anonymous in honour of Andrew Rutledge
  • Anonymous in honour of Marshall Tory
  • Anonymous in honour of Ryan “Beatspawn” Buckspan
  • Anonymous in honour of Peter Hill-Field
  • Anonymous in honour of our Dad
  • Anonymous in honour of Annie Wong
  • Anonymous in honour of Adrienne Alison
  • Anonymous in honour of Leo Lewin
  • Anonymous in honour of Ciaran Lazenby
  • Anonymous in honour of Erin Canning
  • Anonymous in honour of Hillary McWatch
  • Anonymous in honour of Rudy & Phyllis
  • Anonymous in honour of Abbe Elliot
  • Robert Abbass
  • Anne Abbass Harkness
  • Natasha Abraham in honour of Alicia
  • Gillian Aitken
  • Simon Alexander
  • Susan Andisheh
  • Elizabeth Applegath
  • Marina Attia
  • Emmanuel Awuah
  • Les Babbage
  • Carolyn & Denis Bailey
  • Janet & Greg Barkhouse-Howard
  • Guilia Barletta
  • Brian Bimm & Margaret Lynch
  • Ingrid Bittlingmeyer & Harry Campbell
  • A Blake
  • Edera Bohman
  • Nina Bombier
  • R Bond
  • Anne Bookbinder
  • Michael Booth
  • Jackie Bosnell
  • Jeremy Boxen
  • N Bregman
  • Natasha Brijcoomar
  • Stephen Britton
  • Bruce & Barbara Broadbent
  • Vicky Brook
  • Kenneth Brooks
  • Sue & Paul Browning
  • Randy & Cathy Burke
  • Sandra Bush
  • Mark & Janet Cachia
  • Ering Canning
  • Nancy Capper
  • Nina Carlton
  • Lorene Casiez
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Linda Chu in honour of Marie Moliner
  • Marta Chudolinska
  • Nolan Cipriano
  • Jennifer Clark
  • Joni Cohen
  • Louise Colley
  • Angelo Colussi
  • Sue Cooperstock
  • Cher Cowan
  • Peggy Creatura
  • Wesley Crichlow in honour of Marie Moliner & Kevin Whitaker
  • K.A. (Tony) Crosbie
  • Karla Cruz Ruelas
  • Rhiannon Da Costa
  • Deborah Darling in memory of Joan Elizabeth Heslip
  • John Debbie Deacon
  • Marinda de Beer
  • Laura DeHaan
  • Kari Dehli
  • Stephen Deon
  • Michael Detlefsen
  • Marjorie Devine
  • Sabrina Di Maio
  • Peggy Doe in honour of Marie Moliner
  • Ralph Dopping
  • Carly Dunster
  • Robert Durocher
  • T Easton
  • Ceilidh Eaton Russell in honour of Terri Cherney
  • Ms. Angela Emmett
  • Ian Esquivel
  • Dionne A. Falconer
  • Tony Farebrother
  • Leah Fassett
  • Vicki Faul
  • Dave Fedorowich
  • Claire Filion
  • Brooke Filsinger
  • Elle Fitzpatrick
  • Catherine Flannery
  • Timothy Franklin
  • Kathleen Fry
  • John Fulipovic
  • Marco Gagliardi
  • Sarah Gaikwad
  • Jason Galamaga
  • Goodwin Gibson & Carey Broen
  • LoriAnn Girvan
  • Erica Gojsich
  • Keren Golan
  • Athina Goldberg
  • Christy & Howard Green in honour of Marie Moliner
  • Roger Greenwald
  • Joce Greenwood
  • Amara Gutierrez in honour of Daphne Lobo
  • Daniel Hamson
  • Mary-Ann Haney
  • Karen Hanson
  • Elizabeth Hayward
  • Thea Herman in honour of Marie Moliner
  • Stefanie Herron
  • Jennifer Hiseler
  • Judith & Robert Hodgson
  • Gabriel Holt in honour of David Holt
  • Merylie & Jim Houston
  • Patrick Hughes
  • John Hunkin
  • Mark Hunter
  • Veronika Hurnik
  • Nicole Hurtubise
  • Dave & Judy Hyland
  • Kevin Imrie in memory of Sarah Barham
  • Karen Jackson in memory of Giovanna Dragonieri
  • Valerie Jacobs
  • Priyanka Jain in honour of Aria S. Jain
  • Barb Janicek
  • Jane & Steve Jensen
  • Cathy Jonasson
  • Betty Ann Jordan
  • Kazim Kanani
  • Anil Kanji
  • Shona Kearney
  • Patrick Kedziora in memory of Sarah Barham
  • Laura Khoo
  • Lisa Kimmel
  • Jesse Klimitz
  • Maria Kochan
  • Paul Kralik Kathy Laird in honour of Marie Moliner
  • Willem R. Langelaan
  • Carrie Kar Yee Lau
  • Diane Laundy
  • Diane Lawless
  • Benjamin LeBlanc in honour of Jess
  • Kelvin Lee
  • Chris Lee
  • Wei Liang
  • Alfonso Licata
  • Ophelia Lin
  • D Lionitis
  • Anthony Lipkin
  • Raymond Luk
  • Paul Luukkonen
  • Ian MacDonald
  • Madeleine MacInnis
  • Alexandra Maclean
  • Michael & Tara MacTavish
  • Anna Madeira
  • Margie Mamor
  • Linzi Manicom
  • Caroline Marful
  • Khari McClelland
  • Brian & Frances McFarlane
  • Ray McNeil
  • Milena Mednikov
  • Dev Mehta
  • Lawrence Mirkin
  • Lana Missen
  • Azadeh Mohammadi
  • Chad Mohr
  • Marie Moliner
  • Lynn Montgomery
  • Charlotte Moore
  • Kathy Moscou
  • Julie Mroczkowski
  • Keith & Barbara Murley
  • Robert Nafrada
  • Malca Narrol
  • Mikko Navarrete
  • Claire Nicholls
  • Uta & Gerhard Nowakowski
  • Kiera O’Brien
  • Alanna O’Connor
  • Debbie O’Rourke & John Williams
  • Patricia Ogura in honour of Emily Andras
  • Mariella Oliviere
  • Pamela Papadopoulos
  • Zis Parras
  • Heather & Michael Payne
  • Brian & Renee Penner
  • Jacintha Pogson-Hughes in memory of Sarah Barham
  • Susan Pollock
  • Olivia Power in honour of Nicolas Power & Rachel Fulford
  • Charlene Quincey
  • Ivana Radunovic
  • Alan Redway
  • David & Carolynn Reed
  • Kelly Rintoul
  • Omer Riza
  • Caroline Robbie
  • Heather Rolleston
  • Allan Rosenhek
  • Clayton Rowe
  • Oliver Rule
  • Katherine & Andrew Rusk
  • Annmarie Ruttimann in memory of Gerhard Nowakowski
  • Katerina Rydlova
  • Steven Salamon
  • Tom Scheibelhut & Christine MacInnes
  • Philip Schmidt
  • Arthur Sculley in memory of Sarah Barham
  • Magdalena Selma
  • Jennifer Shannon
  • Catherine Shaw
  • John & Elizabeth Sherk
  • Jeffrey Shevlen
  • Peggy Shultz
  • Crispin Smith
  • Donald Smith
  • Neda Smith
  • Maria Song
  • Karen Soper
  • Heather Spratt
  • S Stefanovic
  • David Stimpson
  • Elizabeth Stratton
  • Lillian Strutt
  • Brian Studniberg
  • Hannah Tabatabaie
  • Anastasia Taylor-Munro
  • Wanda Teminski
  • Deborah Tepper on behalf of Max
  • Tepper
  • Chrystelle Thibault Boyer
  • Abbigail Thomas Leith Thomas in honour of Nicole Hurtubise
  • Eleanor Thomson
  • Nancy Threan-Loraine & Hugh Loraine
  • Alana Tinney
  • Anna Toronova
  • Joanne Ufkes
  • Mary Usher-Jones
  • Hilda Vafapoor
  • Karl Van Es
  • Andrew Vijayakumar
  • Cathy Vine
  • David Walsh
  • Brian Walsh
  • Bradley Walsh
  • Eleanor Walter
  • Rebecca Watson
  • James Watson-Gaze
  • Meredith Weir
  • Rich Weller
  • Susan Whelehan
  • W Whelpdale
  • Martha White & Bob Lisser
  • Wendy White in honour of C.W. and family
  • Liz Whittington
  • D.L. Wilkins
  • Anthea Windsor
  • Fraser Wiswell
  • Bill Worrell
  • Malik Yassein
  • Rob Yoshida
  • Jessica Young
  • Barbara Zee
  • Christina Zeidler

$1000 – 4999

  • Anonymous in memory of Ailyn Malit
  • Anonymous
  • Robert Cohen
  • Marsha Copp
  • Emmanuelle Drewitt
  • Colton Eddy
  • Elliot Fonarev
  • Diane Gillespie In Honour of Rick McVicar
  • Richard & Karen Jardim
  • Naomi McCormack
  • Amelia Merrick
  • Ron & Elizabeth Montgomery
  • Kris Evanoff & Karen Ruttimann
  • Kimberley Shannon
  • Ian Smith
  • John Walters

$5000+

  • Estate of the Late Barbara Tolson / The Barb Tolson & Joan Eaton Foundation
  • Mary d’Eon & Mark Eaton
  • Suzanne deLint
  • Chris D’Iorio
  • Virginia Froman-Wenban & Michael Wenban
  • Jamey & Lynn Hubbs
  • Christopher Southam
  • The Gina Cody Foundation
"You really want that utopian ideal of what our world could be? You want to be proudly and ACTIVELY anti-racist, more than fearing being called a racist? I want that for you too. If so, then do the work, educate yourself and others stand by us loudly, consistently, FOREVER." - Clara Amfo, BBC 1 Radio Host

Dear SKETCH Community,

The last two weeks have been yet another reminder that the Black community continues to be under attack by white supremacist systems. SKETCH's board of directors and staff sends their deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who we have most recently lost including Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and D’Andre Campbell, and all those whose deaths have not been televised.

In our grief and anger at these senseless murders committed by the police, SKETCH is ensuring that we stay accountable to our Black youth artists, staff and the Black community at large, by taking swift action to ensure that folks are supported, uplifted, taken care of and their voices amplified, as they continue to organize and march on the front lines for justice.

As an organization that is led by mainly white leadership, we are deeply committed to examining and activating our role as an accomplice to address violence, racism, oppression, and discrimination in our sector, in Toronto and in society generally.

This Means:
  • We will continue to look within and address our own biases and the ways that systemic and structural racism plays itself out in SKETCH;
  • We will increase investment and resources to young Black Artists;
  • We will endorse Black leadership in SKETCH and in arts and culture;
  • We will support self-care and resources for our Black staff; and
  • Our leadership will connect with other white leaders of arts and culture organizations to support Black leadership in the sector with resourced opportunities to lead in meaningful ways.

We want to acknowledge the trauma and grief of those who create with and work at SKETCH, who are Black. We know you endure violence on a daily basis. We want to reach out to support you, stand and work together with you, to fight for justice, for your health, and for your futures.

We seek to learn daily, with you, how to enact a more just present and future. Thank you for your leadership. Thank you for calling us to be better. All of our liberations depend on it.

We join the movements for prison abolition, and for strong redirection of funding for policing to go toward community-based transformative justice efforts.

We call on the Arts Councils to create a Black Artists Fund to support Black Artists and Black Arts and Culture Organizations, recognizing and investing in their leadership in arts and culture, and in building fair and inclusive communities.

We encourage the non-Black community members of SKETCH to stand with us and take action by:
  • Educating yourself on the issues;
  • Supporting your Black staff with personal time for self-care;
  • Supporting the community by buying from Black-owned business (which include Black artists at SKETCH);
  • Donating to organizations that are directly supporting Black folks;
  • Reposting and resharing information on your social media feeds;
  • Having constant conversations with your peers, families, and friends; and
  • Signing petitions that call for justice.

With so many ways to actively support the dismantling of systems that continue to oppress the Black community, silence is not an option.

We welcome you all to join SKETCH in allying yourselves with the Black community in the fight for liberation for all, not as a token event, but one that actually leads to a re-education, re-evaluation, and unbiased and selfless action.

In solidarity,

SKETCH Working Arts

Artwork: Egwu Ogwu Mystic Dance by Kanna Anigbogu

Dear Friends and Investors,

Greetings from the SKETCH Project Home Team! We hope that you and your family are keeping well and safe during this time.

UPDATE: SKETCH is placing the capital campaign to purchase our studios on brief hiatus until the fall.

Our campaign has been a great success so far, with over $370,000 raised in funds and Community Bonds! However, in face of the COVID-19 pandemic, SKETCH is taking action to suspend the campaign to allow the time needed for those excited about our campaign to be in a more secure position to participate.

If you have already donated to the campaign, or purchased SKETCH Community Bonds, we deeply appreciate your commitment to Project Home. If you've just recently submitted your bond-purchase documents, we will still process your investment.

Have any questions about your donations or bond purchase? Please do not hesitate to contact SKETCH Executive Director, Rudy Ruttimann at rudy@sketch.ca.

This summer, we'll be working with our campaign partners and SKETCH community to determine exactly when we relaunch in the Fall. We'll be sure to keep you posted over the summer.

You can still inquire about SKETCH, our capital campaign, and its progress at invest@sketch.ca or by following us at @SKETCHToronto.

Thank you for your time, and we wish all the best for you and your family.

-The SKETCH Team & Campaign Advisory

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