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Your support and involvement is important to the continued vitality of grunt gallery. Founded in 1984, grunt gallery is an artist-run centre that supports projects of diverse content and execution. Our activities include exhibitions, performances, media presentations, publications, websites, archival research and production, publicly sited projects, socially- and community-engaged practice, and a rich variety of discursive programs.

Our mandate is to inspire public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative Canadian and international contemporary art.

Join us! There are so many ways to be involved: become a member, volunteer, monthly donor, or simply donate. We are better with you by our side.


1. Online:

2. By phone: 604-875-9516

3: By mail:
Unit 306 Society
#116 – 350 E 2nd Ave.
Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4R8

Canadian charitable number:
BN 119278794RR0001

If you have any questions, please feel free to email:

Monthly Giving

By giving monthly, you invest what makes sense for you and make an incredible impact over the course of your involvement. Becoming a monthly donor allows you to join a dedicated group of supporters who understand the importance of making a sustaining commitment to fostering innovative, collaborative, and provocative contemporary art. Monthly gifts enable us to maintain and expand our programs because we know we have the ongoing support of the community.

Sign up to become a monthly donor here.

Legacy Fund

The Glenn Alteen Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment managed by the Vancouver Foundation with the purpose of providing a strong and stable base of funds that financially support grunt and the artists (and community) we serve.

Our endowment was opened with $150,000 in 2006, and has grown to $624,246 today, generating an annual income from the endowment’s interest of approximately $22,000. This is a significant and reliable source of income that will provide economic stability for years to come and ensure grunt’s sustainable presence in the community. Once an endowment is established, it keeps on giving forever.

As a donor to grunt gallery, you are not just investing in an exhibition program; you are investing in an artist-run centre that cultivates curators with raw talent, emerging artists, and innovative ideas that drive Vancouver’s artistic community forward.

Donate to the Glenn Alteen Legacy Fund here.

Estate Plan Giving

A legacy gift is a gift for the future. Planning to leave a Legacy Gift in your Will is one of the most thoughtful ways to help others and leave a lasting impact on your community. You can even make your estate gift “in honour of” or “in memory of” a special person.

Would you like to include grunt gallery in your will? If so, please make sure to include this phrase:

I hereby leave (the residue, or $______ or ______%) of my Estate to the grunt gallery Legacy Fund (charitable registration #BN 119278794RR0001), which is managed by the Vancouver Foundation.

There are many kinds of Legacy Gifts such as simple bequests in a will or estate plan, a gift of life insurance, annuities, charitable trusts, endowments and gifts of property. These deferred gifts are most often arranged when you are preparing your will or updating financial plans. There are many options when it comes to Legacy Giving, making it possible for anyone to leave a legacy of care.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Operations Director Meagan Kus:



**Please Note** Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing disruptions to gallery operations we are not currently taking on new volunteers. If you have questions about volunteering or would like to add your name to the volunteer wait list feel free to get in touch at the email address below.

We are often looking for enthusiastic folks to help us out with our archives, events, and other programming. Volunteers have the opportunity to explore thirty plus years of grunt’s archive, practice technical skills, network, and learn all about how an artist run-centre operates first hand.

grunt extends its deep thanks to all of our past and continuing volunteers. Without your generosity many of our projects and events would not have been possible, and your contributions to the development of our archive cannot be understated. We wish everyone the best and we hope all of our volunteers and friends stop by grunt to say hello the next time they are in the neighbourhood!

Contact Archivist Dan Pon for more information and current opportunities:



Membership is free! When you sign up for our newsletter, you get a free grunt gallery membership. We strive to make ourselves accessible to all those who wish to participate, which is why we have developed a free membership. A lively and active membership demonstrates grunt’s vitality as an artist-run centre to our funders.

Perks of membership include:
– 20% off all grunt merchandise and publications using the coupon code provided in the newsletter sign-up confirmation email
– Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
– Invitations to our programming, projects and special events
– Opportunities to become involved as an elected board member or committee member

Sign up for our newsletter here.



grunt gallery is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, and the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts. We are also grateful for the support of our donors, members and volunteers.

– $10,000+
Phillip and Judith Beeman
Rick Erickson and Donna Partridge
The Audain Foundation

– $1000+
Hamber Foundation
Naomi Sawada
Juve Vela

– $250+
Glenn Alteen*
Deanna Bayne*
Mary Ann Anderson
Dana Claxton
Donna Hagerman
Karen Kazmer
Narumi Nakajo
Danielle Peacock
Amelia Walsh*


– $25+
Sarvenaz Amanat
Grant Arnold
Polly Bak
Steve Bridger
Lorna Brown
Barbara Cole
Monique Fouquet
Linda Gorrie

*Monthly Donors

Tarah Hogue
Mark Igloliorte*
James Joy
David Khang
Meagan Kus*
Vanessa Kwan
Rachel and Joseph Lafo
Kate Lancaster
Krista Lomax

Fiona Mowatt
Bo Myers*
Kari O’Donovan*
Marcia Pitch
Dan Pon
Sylvia Roberts
Andrew Siu
Ahmad Tabrizi
Sharen Yuen


Jamie Loh
Kiku Hawkes


Olga Alexandru
Fiorela Argueta
Maria Argueta
Venge Dixon
Kylie Joe
Syr Reifsteck
Sameena Siddiqui
Emma Novotny
Cynthia Bronaugh
Chiara Fabbri Colabich
Anton Cuunjieng
Bernadine Fox
Henna Gabriel
Mallory Gemmel
Vinny Gibson
Adrienne Greyeyes
Ayaz Kamani
Desiree Leal
Rae Leitch
Michelle Lin
Stephen Long
Robin Lynch
Tobias Feltham
Yuko Fedrau



Alex Pimm
Audrey MacDonald
Jessica Mach
Kendra McLellan
Genevieve Michaels
Luna Perdriel
Anne Riley
Anastasia Scherders
Heather Shields
Gizem Sözen
Ann-Kathrin Spring
Rachael Stableford
Madeleine Tan
Allison Thompson
Cecelia Vadala
Matthew Ward
Diana Zapata
Clare Finegan
Jessica Fletcher


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