Make Your Mark | SAW Gallery

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Your support will complete our million-dollar campaign to become Canada’s premier artist-run centre.

Slated to reopen in the spring of 2019, SAW will expand over two levels and triple its space to 15,000 square feet. In addition to expanded exhibition spaces, the new SAW will feature a state-of-the-art live performance venue, a new circumpolar artistic research space called the Nordic Lab and an outdoor courtyard completely renovated for the presentation of summer festivals and events.

With the goal of raising the $50,000 remaining to be secured as part of SAW’s ambitious $1M capital campaign, we invite community members to make their mark on the new SAW. For as little as $50, you can make a once-in-a-lifetime investment in the future of artist-run culture in our community and a meaningful contribution to SAW. Your name, written in your own hand, will be reproduced on SAW’s new donor wall. Your donation will ensure that boundary-pushing and thought-provoking ideas have a home like no other in the National Capital region. By undergoing a radical transformation in the heart of our city, SAW hopes to redefine the art-going experience by bringing audiences and artists closer together.

SAW’s critical and timely exhibitions will continue to be presented at no cost to the public, and its new performance venue will have the mandate to support a wide range of cultural events. Through the Nordic Lab, SAW will further its commitment to Indigenous creators and thinkers while also venturing out internationally, connecting Canada to Nordic countries through collaborative projects that have social impact. Importantly, our centre will become fully accessible, and include a wheelchair lift for performers in Club SAW, ensuring that we continue to break down barriers in the art world.

For more than four decades, SAW has brought diverse communities together to experience the best of contemporary culture. A vital hub where art, music, film, literature, architecture and design intersect, SAW invites you to see and understand the world in radical new ways. 

We hope that you will make your mark by making a donation today!


All donations are tax-deductible and include a special invitation to SAW’s grand reopening in the spring of 2019.

Select your donation level / the size of your name on the wall

SMALL – individuals: $50

SMALL – couples or families: $75


MEDIUM – individuals: $200

MEDIUM – couples or families: $300


LARGE – individuals: $500

LARGE – couples or families: $750


SAW Charitable Registration Number: 119142040RR0001

For further information on larger gifts or planned giving opportunities, please contact our Director, Tam-Ca Vo-Van, at or (613) 236-6181 x 5.