self-indulgence… but we’re going to ask you to indulge us briefly to read this message.

This is a plea for your support. You’re going to get a lot of these in the next month or so, from a lot of different organizations, who all need your support. If you’re inclined, please consider a one-time or monthly donation to UNIT/PITT, so that we can continue supporting new and underexposed artists, so that we can keep our studio rents low, so that we can continue to pay artists fairly, and so that the Pitt can keep going well past its 41st year. It’s easy to donate to us through CanadaHelps.

We realize that there are a lot of worthy organizations and causes out there that need your support too. This is why we’re asking you to contribute to a group that is doing valuable work in our neighbourhood, the Overdose Prevention Society. Please consider dividing whatever you were going to donate, so that part of your support goes to the Pitt and part of it goes to ODS (we think 50/50 would be good, but it’s up to you).

Every little bit helps. If you have twenty bucks, we’re not going to turn our noses up at it, or half of it, and neither will they. We’re all under fire here from austerity, gentrification, looming environmental and societal disaster, and the culture-war fallout from the US election, and we appreciate you standing with us.

Don’t aid the enemy. Donate now. Donate now to UNIT/PITT. Donate now to Overdose Prevention Society.

Posted by:Kay Higgins

Executive Director of UNIT/PITT from 2010 to 2018. Artist, writer, publisher.