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Gallery TPW is the only organization of its scale within the GTA committed to supporting underrepresented artistic and curatorial practices that push the boundaries of lens-based work. This unique focus makes Gallery TPW distinct within the wider arts ecology. 

Our diverse roster of exhibitions, screenings, performances, commissioned writing, and public programs have expanded awareness of the vital role that images play in contemporary culture. Through several locations and across our over 40-year history, Gallery TPW has helped launch the careers of significant Canadian artists, writers and curators, and has developed a national reputation and international community through collaboration with fellow artist-run centres, public galleries, educational institutions, and festivals.


Gallery TPW needs your help to continue to grow and thrive. Your generous, fully tax-deductible gift will have an immediate and lasting impact. Each and every donation meaningfully extends our work and charitable mandate. 

  • $250 contributes to dynamic programming at Gallery TPW

  • $500 supports artist fees for a workshop, fostering important educational opportunities

  • $1,000 supports an artist talk, providing crucial learning opportunities for our many publics 

  • $2,500 supports artist fees for an exhibition at Gallery TPW, providing needed support for diverse artists to create new work and expand their practice

  • $5,000 supports artist fees and related programming for an exhibition at Gallery TPW, providing vital in-gallery experiences

Benefits include


• Recognition on our donor wall and online acknowledgements

• Early access to Silver Editions and Photorama

• Private tours and behind-the-scenes events


Donations can also be made over the phone at 416.645.1066 or mailed to the gallery. Please note that cheques must be made out to: Toronto Photographers Workshop. 



Charitable Number: 119267235RR0001

Image: Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau, installation documentation of What Do Stones Smell

Image: Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau, installation documentation of What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? at Gallery TPW, 2019

Gallery TPW supports artists and audiences through three main pillars

  1. We support artists through
    EXHIBITIONS, often enabling the production of new bodies of work. From our early role as an advocate for photography as an artistic form to our current interest in how artists are working across lens-based media, we support generative, exploratory art practices, believing that the gallery space is a key forum for public engagement.

  2. Through EVENTS we examine the role of images within wider social and political contexts, while holding space for urgent conversations that respond to the world around us. 

  3. EDUCATION is the third pillar of our focus. Through commissioned texts, school tours, and many more activities we take seriously our role in building greater visual literacy. 

Sophie Hackett Fund for Emerging Curators

Gallery TPW is delighted to launch the Sophie Hackett Fund for Emerging Curators. This unique fund supports curators and arts administrators in gaining valuable experience at TPW, ranging from mentorships to curatorial opportunities. Contributions to the fund support guest curators, TPW’s Curatorial Resident and additional paid opportunities for early career programmers to learn about artist-run culture, contemporary curatorial practice, and non-profit management. Named after Gallery TPW’s former Board President, Sophie Hackett, the fund directly and immediately contributes to TPW’s ability to thrive while supporting career-launching opportunities that prioritize BIPOC curators. 

Please join Gallery TPW in supporting the Sophie Hackett Fund for Emerging Curators. This is an exciting initiative that will cultivate and empower the next generation of arts professionals and help honour TPW’s commitment of supporting our community by recognizing and championing new voices and perspectives.

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