Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, the WAG brings people of all ages together through the power of art. The Gallery relies on assistance from the community to reach over 125,000 people annually and many more online with our programming and an outstanding collection of art spanning places, cultures, and time. Your contribution to Canada’s oldest civic art gallery provides transformative experiences for others and helps us build a better future.
Last year, your donations helped more than 10,000 students across Manitoba free their imaginations. You can make a difference to many, now and for years to come, by giving to the WAG today. Thank you for your support!
How to Donate
Your gift helps the WAG continue to bring people together through the universal language of art. Gifts over $20 receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation, but gifts of all levels make a difference.
Cheques can be made payable to “Winnipeg Art Gallery” and mailed to the attention of:
Department of Advancement
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Canada R3C 1V1
The WAG holds in trust the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. To celebrate this art and honour the Inuit, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first centre of its kind. Opening in 2020, the Inuit Art Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. To date, this $65 million project has received incredible support, but we still need your help. We invite you to join the visionary group of supporters who believe in the power of shared art and culture to connect people and create a better future.
Your commitment today will make an impact tomorrow. Leaving a contribution in your will or donating assets like art to the WAG means you play a vital role in preserving, enhancing, and maintaining access to our collection for all to enjoy.
Your planned gift ensures the WAG will continue to be the lens that enables people of all ages and backgrounds to see more of life and society through art, now and for future generations, while providing attractive tax benefits for you or your estate.
Types of planned gifts include:
- Bequest/Will – A gift stated in your will in the form of a designated amount or percentage of your estate.
- Gifts of life insurance – A gift that names the Winnipeg Art Gallery as a beneficiary of life insurance policy proceeds.
- Gifts of stock and securities – A gift of publicly traded shares or securities donated to the Winnipeg Art Gallery not subject to capital gains tax.
- Gift of art – More than 70% of the WAG collection—currently totaling close to 30,000 pieces—is the result of generous donations from people like you. Dedicated collectors choose the WAG for a permanent home for their works because they know each piece will be appreciated, cared for, and put on display for others to enjoy. A gift of property such as artworks can be receipted for the appraised value of the item.
Our team would be delighted to speak with you about your interest in supporting the WAG. For more information, please contact:
Catherine MaksymiukHead of Engagement & Advancement
The WAG supports the right of all citizens to engage in peaceful protests and calls for an end to police brutality. We recognize that galleries have historically been part of the colonial structure of perpetuating racism and oppression, and we are committed to dismantling these systems. We see you and we are listening. Art institutions have the power to be part of the solution. We pledge to do that work.