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December 2012: Fundraising and Programming Update

December 12th, 2012

November and December have been a whirlwind of events and fundraising initiatives!

grunt gallery is happy to announce that $4,920 was raised for the grunt gallery Endowment Legacy Fund. This amount has been submitted to the Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives Component program. This is a matching-funds program that works to encourage private donors to contribute to not-for-profit professional arts organizations to help support long-term stability. Read more about this program here. This fundraising initiative is an important one for grunt. We are incredibly thankful to everyone that was able to donate to our Legacy Fund and look forward to continually growing this endowment.

The Eclectic Cabaret: grunt gallery fundraiser kicked off on December 1st at the Russian Hall in Vancouver. This event featured a number of different performers and brought grunt’s community together to celebrate and raise funds for future programming at grunt gallery. New and veteran volunteers, and grunt’s board of directors were a driving force in ensuring the cabaret was a success. The staff at grunt are thankful for all of the help and support we received and look forward to cultivating a strong group of volunteers for 2013.

December programming at grunt includes an exhibition entitled Remains by artist, Mark Mizgala. Working with the City of Vancouver’s Transit Shelter Advertising Program, grunt gallery has facilitated the production and distribution of the posters across the city as an off-site exhibition. The opening reception will take place at grunt gallery on December 12, 2012 (7–10pm).

Programming Director, Glenn Alteen, and Communications Director, Karlene Harvey, are excited to attend the opening reception of Beat Nation at The Power Plant in Toronto on December 14th, 2012. Keep an eye on grunt gallery’s Facebook and Twitter for photos!

Before grunt closes for the holidays, we will be hosting our annual Winter Solstice Party on Friday, December 21st (7pm-11pm). This is a special event for grunt’s supporters, artists, community members, and friends. We invite you to drop by grunt for a drink, enjoy some appetizers, and perhaps even bid on a silent auction gift basket. grunt gallery will be closed from December 22nd, 2012 – January 1st, 2013.

Our first exhibition of 2013 is an installation by Adrian Stimson entitled, “Holding Our Breath”. The opening reception will take place at grunt on Friday January 4th, 2013 (7-10pm), this exhibition will run until February 9th, 2013. Sign up for our newsletter to receive press releases and updates.


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