• Giving Tuesday Now

Help MOCA lift spirits with art when we need it most

Today MOCA joins organizations around the world in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity. I am reaching out to you to request your support of MOCA and our evolving community of artists.

We need the arts more than ever. To lift our spirits in this challenging time. To express our passion and diverse identities proudly as we face adversity together. To let us know it’s OK not to be OK.

Since temporarily closing our doors in mid-March, a number of exciting things have happened:

  • We welcomed our new Executive Director and CEO, Kathleen Bartels;
  • Our amazing Artistic Director, November Paynter, and her curatorial team have pivoted programming to our new online platform, Shift Key;
  • We have shared works in film and new media by different artists every week, tours of MOCA’s current exhibitions by video and drone, and a variety of other digital material;
  • We are developing new ways to commission artists to create works that respond to the current moment and how we will all feel when our city reopens; And
  • We’ve launched artist-led digital learning for families looking for inspiration for things to do together at home.

Through all of the tragedy, artists have shown how creative, resilient, and important they are to us individually and collectively. Artists help bring us together emotionally when we can’t physically. Their unique ability to help us navigate a wide range of emotions is exactly what many of us need at this time.

I am so proud that MOCA is able to provide a platform to help bring this art to you whenever you want.

Your donation, no matter how big or small, will be entirely dedicated to enhancing MOCA’s online programming and supporting the artists who share their extraordinary work with all of us.

On behalf of MOCA, I thank you for your support.

Please stay safe and healthy,

Brad Keast

Chair, Board of Directors

Sophia-Al Maria, Mirror Cookie (Installation view at MOCA Toronto), 2018; Age of You, MOCA Toronto. Photo by Gabriel Li.