Shuswap District Arts Council is the non-profit society that operates and maintains the Salmon Arm Arts Centre and Salmon Arm Art Gallery.
All residents of the Shuswap area and beyond are welcome to join the Arts Centre and help support cultural programming for all ages. Membership keeps you informed of upcoming exhibitions and program opportunities via our quarterly newsletter and email updates. Individuals are $20 per year, Family $25, Non-Profit Group $35 and Corporate $50. Purchase your membership during your next visit to the gallery.
Exhibition Sponsorship: In addition to knowing you are supporting an ongoing cultural conversation in the exhibition program at the Art Gallery, you get to come to a party! There are two levels of sponsorship: For a $500 Exhibition Sponsorship (3 per exhibition available), you receive a special preview on opening night before the public arrives for your group of up to 8 people, logo placement at the front desk and on all printed materials. Acknowledgement is made on all social media platforms and verbally on opening night, with the opportunity to say a few words to the crowd. For a $1500 Exclusive Exhibition Sponsorship, you receive all of the above plus a special Company Night hosted by the Curator. It includes wine and cheese, and a talk by the Curator or the exhibiting artist (depending on availability) about the exhibition for a group of up to 30 people.
Wednesday On the Wharf Sponsorship: Supporting a live music event that is attending by hundreds of people each Wednesday evening in the summer is an easy win. For a $300 Performance Sponsorship, your business name appears on printed materials, you get social media promotion, and your name is displayed at your chosen concert. In addition, sponsors are invited to say a few words to the crowd at intermission. You could even sing a song if you really wanted to! For a $1500 Season Sponsorship, your logo appears on all printed material and on front-of-stage signage for each performance. Verbal gratitude is extended three times at each concert, and we provide social media exposure and high res concert photos for you to use throughout the season. Season sponsors are also welcome to address the crowd at intermission at a concert at the beginning of the season.
Friends of the Art Gallery
Donations can be made directly to the Art Gallery to go toward our weekly programming for children, docent services and exhibition expenses. Or, donations can be made to the SAGA or Arts Council Endowment Fund at the Shuswap Community Foundation. The SAGA Endowment Fund was established in 2002 with the initial bequest from Mary Coles Michell. The Arts Council Endowment Fund was established in 2004 with a donation from Blair Borden. Each year, the Foundation grants the interest generated to the Arts Council for the purposes of supporting arts programming in the community. Friends of the Art Gallery receive a charitable tax receipt for their donation.
Buy a Day at the Gallery
The Gallery earns revenue from its endowment fund, rentals, sponsorships and fundraisers, and receives grants from municipal and provincial governments. We offer the opportunity for individuals to sponsor a day at the Gallery for $75. You will receive a charitable tax receipt, and a special thank you on your day. The calendar of days is at the office reception area of the gallery. Simply choose your day and provide a cheque to the Arts Council for $75. Be sure to give us your full mailing address for the charitable tax receipt.