Giving Tuesday – Top Reasons


Published: Monday, 14 November 2022

Published: Monday, 14 November 2022

What started in 2012 as a simple idea has grown into a worldwide movement today. Giving Tuesday focuses on reimagining the World through generosity.


What is Giving Tuesday?


Giving Tuesday is about unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform local communities and the world. This annual celebration of kindness has come a long way since its inception. Each year, a broad range of participants, from charities to small businesses, corporations, individuals, and families commit to generosity and creating positive change.


Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a stranger, or giving to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give. Individuals can join in by picking their charity of choice from the Giving Tuesday website. Charities, businesses, schools and other organizations can choose to become partners and help make a difference.


What Motivates Canadians to Give to Arts?


Art Heals


Many Canadians subconsciously consider art as simply another form of entertainment. However, many Canadians suffered a deterioration of mental and physical health during the course of the pandemic. It also highlighted how severe negative impact of socio-economic factors contributed negatively on health.


According to a 2021 report by the Canadian Council for the Arts, participation in the arts makes Canadians healthier. Engagement in public art gallery attendance, live music, live theatre or comedy, and arts or cultural festival attendance were all linked to better health and overall quality of life.


This means the arts are one of the best, most comprehensive tools to alleviate physical, mental, and economic suffering.


Art Brings People Together

Canada is a melting pot of cultures. Art acts as a teacher to educate the masses about cultures surrounding them. Art can also bring balance and teach communities to come together to celebrate creativity without boundaries.


Art Fosters Community Growth

Supporting artistic expression allows great thinkers to reach people in unprecedented and unexpected ways, and ultimately elevate whole communities and making a social impact.

Vancouver born Hollywood star Seth Rogen made headlines in 2020 when he voiced his support for Vancouver Art Gallery’s Giving Tuesday campaign.


Bringing hope and support to artistic communities ensures the public can continue to engage with inspiring art. To contribute towards this endeavour, you can visit the Giving Tuesday website. They collaborate with many art charities to enable Canadians to contribute to art.

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