“ART SAVED ME”  QAF Youth Workshop participant

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Imagine a world without homophobia — then help make that world a reality.

The Queer Arts Festival showcases some of the world’s most innovative minds in a context that allows them to be out and proud, as artists. For nearly three weeks every Summer, the Roundhouse becomes a vibrant gathering place where queers and allies come together to find community in creativity.

Artists, audiences, and volunteers alike tell us that QAF has given them a greater sense of belonging in the queer communities, and with that, the confidence and courage to stand up for themselves and others. And we have seen youth attending the festival transform from bullies to allies before our eyes, inspired by the power art. (Read the full story here.)

Whether you make a one-time gift, or commit to sustain the festival with a monthly contribution, your tax-deductible donation helps QAF commission and incubate cutting-edge new queer work, nurture the next generation of queer talent, and to celebrate with the wider world the best our communities have to offer.

You can help create great art and help combat homophobia — at the same time.

To donate online, please click here or on the Canada Helps button above.

Or mail a cheque payable to the Pride in Art Society to:

PO Box 21706
1424 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver BC
V5L 3X0 Canada


First-time Donor’s Super Credit

If you haven’t made any charitable donations since 2007, your $1000 donation may only cost you $460 after your tax credit thanks to the new First Time Donor’s Super Credit!

“The budget introduces a temporary First-time Donor’s Super Credit (FDSC) that can be claimed by first-time donors only once in a taxation year after 2012 and before 2018. The FDSC is an additional 25% tax credit (on top of claiming the Charitable Donations Tax Credit (CDTC)) on up to $1,000 of donations made after March 20, 2013. An individual is a first time donor if neither the individual nor the individual’s spouse or common-law partner has claimed the CDTC or FDSC in any taxation year after 2007.” – via www.pwc.com

That’s a bit like the government matching a $500 donation from you dollar-for-dollar! Think about it… ;-)


As a registered charity (Registration # 83998 8326 RR0001), the Pride in Art Society issues tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more.

The Pride in Art Society is a registered non-profit in the province of British Columbia (S-51171).