Partners and Donors
Fabulous private donors, VGH & UBC Hospitals Foundation, Vancouver Coastal Health (which provides the facility) and our Recovery Through Art Society currently support The Art Studios. Funding will drop away in a few years and so Vancouver Recovery Through Art is building to ensure its survival.
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We are grateful for the people and organizations that help us and demonstrate their commitment to a healthy society. They Rock!
A Private Family Foundation
The Art Studios owes it very existence to this highly respected couple, Bill and Risa Levine, who jumped in to save The Studios when its lifeline funding was cut by Vancouver Coastal Health. They have continued to be major donors, along with the VGH & UBC Hospitals Foundation, until 2021. They are so supportive to Recovery Through Art in its mission to keep The Studios alive.
Jane Bryans is a truly gracious and outstanding supporter of The Art Studios and Recovery Through Art. Jane worked in Perinatal Research, and helped found the Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation 25 years ago as one of 3 founding Trustees. She continues to help run the Foundation and, in memory of her late husband, created an endowment to support the Fred Bryans Master Teacher Program at UBC. Health and medicine have been at the centre of Jane’s life from its start. Her father, Dr. Neil McKinnon, was a pioneer in the development of a vaccine against diphtheria and served as assistant director of Connaught Laboratories. We are so pleased to have Jane as a champion for mental health. Thank you, Jane.
It is a tremendous honour to have Gathie Falk support and endorse Recovery Through Art and The Art Studios. Gathie has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for her outstanding contributions to Canada’s cultural heritage. Her work can be found in private and public collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada.
Val is a multi-award winning Vancouver artist whose practice has included video, dance performance, painting and drawing. We are so pleased to call her an Artist-Patron. She generously donates part of her sales to Recovery Through Art. To see more of Val’s work please visit her during the Culture Crawl at Parker Street Studios and at her website http://www.valnelson.ca
The 40th Avenue and Victoria Drive Branch of Vancity is such an outstanding community-minded organization. Not only have they supported Recovery Through Art and The Art Studios with grants for events and classes but their staff gives their time to help as well. They are a very enthusiastic, capable bunch! Thank you, all.
The Gencon Foundation has been generous in supporting Recovery Through Art and The Art Studios, especially in making sure the Youth and Young Adult Program and the Saturday Open Studio Program continues.