BID TIME. DO GOOD. GET ART. Timeraiser supports emerging artists and nonprofit organizations.
BID TIME. DO GOOD. GET ART.
Established in 2003, Framework Foundation's signature program Timeraiser supports emerging Canadian artists and nonprofit organizations. Timeraiser is a silent art auction where attendees bid volunteer time, not dollars, for original art. In addition to supporting emerging artists (each work of art is purchased at market price), Timeraiser wants to foster and celebrate volunteerism nationally and in local communities.
Timeraiser is committed to inclusion and diversity we aim to ensure representation of underrepresented groups within Canada and to create an environment in which people feel involved, respected, valued and connected.
Through Timeraiser initiative we aim:
- To promote the culture of volunteerism across Canada
- To celebrate Canada’s emerging artists
- To assist in building the capacity of nonprofits in Canada
- To form connections within the community and break down barriers
- To celebrate the vast ethnoracial and cultural diversity that is central to what makes Canada great.
Artists are paid for their work, nonprofits find skilled volunteers, Canadians find meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Timeraiser events are made possible thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers across Canada.
IMPACT FOR NON PROFITS
NONPROFITS FIND SKILLED VOLUNTEERS
We offer Timeraiser attendees the opportunity to earn a piece of artwork by volunteering time, not dollars. Timeraiser art winners are not only proud new arts patrons, but they also benefit from volunteering and contributing to social good in their communities. Over 13 million Canadians volunteer, according to Imagine Canada, who calculates the monetary value of a volunteer hour at $25.
Since 2003, by the numbers:
200,000 + Volunteer Hours performed by art winners
1293 Unique nonprofits have participated
- 89% Overall satisfaction rate
IMPACT FOR PARTICIPANTS
EARN ART WITH TIME, NOT DOLLARS
Starting an art collection often feels out of the reach - How do we foster the next generation of arts patrons while valuing Canadian artists? Timeraiser art winners are not only proud new arts patrons, but they also benefit from volunteering and contributing to social causes they care about.
101 hours Average bid (to be completed over 12 months)
IMPACT FOR ARTISTS
WE ALWAYS PAY ARTISTS
Did you know the average household income for visual artists is almost one-third of the national average?
Since 2003, the Framework Foundation has:
- Invested $1,168,900 in Canadian Artists
- Featured 1191 Unique Artists across Canada
Timeraiser150 is a Canada 150 signature initiative
The Government of Canada’s ‘Canada 150 Fund’ is an initiative aimed at creating activities and special events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The first Timeraiser150 party kicks off during National Volunteer Week, on April 27th, and will continue through 2017 with parties in each province.
Select Timeraiser150 cities include: Calgary, Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Montreal, Regina, St. John’s, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg throughout the year.