New initiative to digitize the nation's visual culture and build a
resource of Canada art
TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Partners in Art (PIA) - the
volunteer-based, not-for-profit group of Toronto contemporary art
supporters - announced today it has become a founding partner patron to
the newly created Art Canada Institute (ACI).
Under the direction of founding executive director Sara Angel, the ACI
will redefine, compile, digitize, and distribute Canadian art and its
history for free, in both English and French. Until now it has been
challenging to find accessible and authoritative information on the
lives and works of most Canadian artists.
"We're pleased to become one of ACI's founding partner patrons and to be
a part of this important groundbreaking advance in Canadian art
history," state PIA co-chairs Yvonne Fleck and Mimi Joh.
"PIA believes it is important to be an early patron and sponsor of this
unique collaborative institute, which demonstrates both leadership and
vision. Moreover, publishing a comprehensive study of Canadian art
history that is accessible to all is a key goal that we share with
ACI," conclude Fleck and Joh.
In 2014, PIA will also support the ACI's "Canadian Online Art Book
Project," a series of 50 free online art books. Viewers will be able to
enjoy a Canadian art book either to be read online at the ACI website
or to be downloaded and read as an e-book.
About Partners in Art
Founded in 2002, Partners in Art (PIA) is a volunteer-based,
not-for-profit corporation of Toronto art supporters with an interest
in promoting the visual arts in Canada in two ways: first, by
partnering with established arts organizations on collaborative
fund-raising projects; and secondly, by furthering members' own
understanding and knowledge of the visual arts through an active
The group cultivates alliances among artists, curators, educators,
businesses, and the public to develop vital and exciting contemporary
art projects that raise the awareness of Canadian art and artists
nationally and internationally. Since its inception PIA has raised
more than $1 million in sponsorship dollars. The group solicits
sponsors to fund its activities, organizes fundraising events, and
accepts donations from the public.
For more information visit us at www.partnersinart.ca, follow us on Twitter @partnersinart1 or 'Like' us on Facebook.
SOURCE: Partners in Art
For further information:
Ethan Pigott, beSPEAK Communications, (416) 558-2783, firstname.lastname@example.org