Support Youth Arts Engagement

Help us foster meaningful connections between youth using art as a way to engage!

This fall, we’re asking you to support engaging youth in the arts. We’re raising funds to deliver new programs and activities to youth aged 13-19, one of the groups most adversely affected during the pandemic.  Many experienced extreme social isolation at a time when they are building friendships and connections to others. 

We will provide participants with a space to socialize in-person, create connections, unplug, and express themselves artistically.  Additionally, this program will support community groups in Oshawa and Durham Region to advance a collective response to youth homelessness through free art sessions and workshops.

A Track Record of Success

Last fall, our #GivingTuesday and winter campaigns raised $11,015! We could not have engaged over 3,800 participants in free arts programming like OPG Second Sundays and RMG Fridays without your support. It is through generous supporters like you that we can continue to build community through art.

Our impact in 2022:

3,800 participants engaged in free, virtual and subsidized programming, including RMG Fridays and OPG Second Sundays

500 free summer camp boxes delivered to Durham Region youth in 2021

193 in-person summer camp participants

21 new acquisitions

23 special exhibitions

We’re proud of the many things we’ve been able to achieve in the past twelve months. And as we reflect on the year behind us, we are focused on the exciting changes next year will bring – we have a plan but we need your support to continue giving the youth of our community the chance to discover the same passion for art and creation we hold in our hearts.

For corporate giving opportunities and partnerships, please check out our corporate sponsorship page here.

It is through generous supporters like you that we can continue to build community through art and encourage people to experience the world differently.

Canada Helps is another way to make a donation to The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.