Support - Donations

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization managed by a Art Centre Director and volunteer Board of Directors. We rely on the generosity of our individual members and corporate donors and sponsors to help support and encourage the creation, celebration and appreciation of visual arts. Your contribution, large or small, will have a significant impact on the educational programs, exhibitions and events in the Niagara region. With your support The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre will become recognized as THE arts hub in the Niagara region and beyond, attracting a growing and diverse participation through expanded offerings that can be sustainably resourced.

Your support ensures that The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre maintains:
- Year-round art education programs for all ages and in a variety of media
- A roster of professional artist-educators to teach our classes, workshops & camps to over 200 students a year
- Free admission to exhibitions that attract 5,000 visitors a year
- Special celebrations of art and artists such as Art by the Lighthouse and Artful Treasures, events which attract over 1,000 visitors each
- Publications and a web presence for our community

Ways to donate or sponsor:
In person:
We would be happy to accept donations or sponsorshipsin person at The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre at 247 Ricardo Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake during Gallery & Office Hours. We accept cash, cheque (Payable to “The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre”), Visa or Mastercard. Donations of $25 will be issued a charitable tax receipt.
By phone:
Telephone donations or sponsorships can be made by calling The Pumphouse at 905-468-5455. We accept Visa or Mastercard over the phone. Donations of $25 will be issued a charitable tax receipt.
By mail:
We accept donations or sponsorships by mail. By cheque (Payable to “The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre”), Visa or Mastercard (with credit card number, expiry date and name on the card). Donations of $25 will be issued a charitable tax receipt. Please mail your contribution to:
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre
247 Ricardo Street, P.O. Box 676
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Founding Members:
The Pumphouse Art Association was formed November 1, 1990. The founding members included: Libby Severin, Chair, Di Bellerby, Barbara Ahluwalia and Susan Foster.

Steering Committee:
Ian Butler, Steering Committee Chairman
Jim Collard, Alderman
Clive Buist, Director of Parks & Recreation
Carl Overstrom
Nancy Bongard
Diane Debenham, Pumphouse Association Chair
Jamie Slingerland, Alderman
Barbara Ahluwalia, Pumphouse Fundraising Chair
Donald Combe
Jean Cochrane

Founding Donors:
John and Norris Walker, of Walker Industries, $220,000
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation Jobs Ontario Program, $195,000
Pumphouse Fundraising, $85,000
Town of Niagara on the Lake, $50,000

Thank you for your support

Thank you to:
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake for their continued support and for maintaining the surrounding grounds and exterior of the building.
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake's Community Discretionary Grant in support of 1. Branding & Communications and Fundraising Strategy; 2. Increase capacity for expansion of our programs and services; 3. Establish artists’ guild.
IBM for their support of our Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio
Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro & Ontario Save On Energy Program for replacing the lighting throughout the Pumphouse with energy efficient LEDs installed by Burman Energy.
EMS Niagara Pedal Angels and Heart Niagara for their generous donation of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for the Niagara Pumphouse and training to make us “Heart-Safe".
All our generous individual donors for their continued support in the creation, celebration and appreciation of the arts!