Make a donation
As you know, the arts community needs the assistance of donors, patrons, philanthropists and foundations to shore up its funding. The Conseil des arts de Montréal has long supported artistic organizations in their search for private funding, working together with them to raise awareness of the needs of the cultural community.
If you are a patron or philanthropist at heart, several possibilities are open to you to encourage the arts community.
Give to your favourite organization
Have the creations of a certain organization moved you, touched your soul, inflamed your passions? Then go ahead! Offer your assistance! We can help you make the right contact.
Are you fond of dance, theatre, visual arts or literature? Does contemporary art stimulate your imagination, or are you more inspired by classical works? Do you think children’s theatre most deserves your support, or is it perhaps media arts? Established in 1956, the Conseil is well versed in all facets of Montreal’s cultural community. Its expertise allows it to spot talent and recognized excellence—and it can help direct or administer your donations with a specific aim in mind, and over several years.
To plan a donation now that will be made later on is easier than you think! The emphasis is not on the size of the gift, but rather on the donor’s personal, financial and philanthropic goals. We recommend that you obtain professional legal/financial advice to plan a gift that reflects your philanthropic objectives. Our advisor is also available to outline the options that best match your interests:
You may bequeath to the Conseil des arts de Montréal a portion of your estate, with a specific goal in mind. This can be in the form of a fixed sum, a percentage of your estate, property (house, artworks), securities, life insurance, or charitable annuity. The Conseil will receive and administer the donation according to your wishes and instructions. A testamentary bequest can be claimed for up to 100% of net revenue in the year of decease, and applied retroactively to the previous year.
Life insurance trust
You may take out a life insurance policy that designate the Conseil des arts de Montréal as your beneficiary. Your annual contributions are tax deductible. An excellent way to make your insurance benefit the arts!
Investing to create a prize or bursary
Would you like to establish a prize or bursary during your lifetime, but lack the necessary capital? Why not plan your bequest, and progressively reach your target? The Conseil could help you get there. For example, you could aim to amass $10,000 in 5 years. The amount would become a bequest fund in which only the interest would be reinvested, according to the fixed objective. You would be eligible to receive a tax receipt, beginning in the first year, for an annual donation of $2,000.
Prize or bursary
Would you like to establish a prize or bursary in the memory of an individual or cause? Would you also like to honour a discipline, sector, practice or any other artistic sphere that is close to your heart? The Conseil could help you in achieving this goal, for it is open to all types of partnerships, and to all proposals supporting and rewarding artistic excellence. The establishment of a prize or bursary could be done either during your lifetime or through a bequest.
Donations in kind
You can also make lump-sum donations through securities, stocks, savings bonds, or a portion of a mutual fund trust. Since 2006, your capital gains in these cases are 100% deductible.
Gifts in kind
There are tax benefits if you choose to donate a portion of your private collection, whether it be books or manuscripts, educational or scientific material, artworks or any other valuable goods.
The Conseil des arts de Montréal is a charitable institution, entitled to issue tax receipts. Its registered charity number is 888076643RR0001.
Please contact us for any further information or to discuss the various donation options.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the arts in Montreal!
Project Manager, Business-Arts
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Édifice Gaston Miron
1210 Sherbrooke St. E.
Montreal (Québec) H2L 1L9