Meaningfully connecting art, Canadians and the causes they care about in a celebration of creativity and community.
Launched in 2003, Framework promotes civic engagement through our signature program—Timeraiser. Timeraiser raises skilled volunteer hours in communities across Canada by asking people to bid volunteer hours, not money on art. At Timeraiser artists get paid. Nonprofits connect with skilled volunteers. Skilled people put their time to good use.
In 2017 TIMERAISER:
- Hosted 10 parties in our 10 provinces
- Invest over $126,000 in the careers of emerging Canadian artists
- Raised over 76,500 volunteer hours
- Engage over 5,000 Canadians to pledge and participate
- Supported the efforts of hundreds of national and local nonprofits and charities
What People Are Saying
"I was once told by a residing artist at Banff centre 'Art is what is going to change the world' For the longest time I thought how could art change the world? Now I can see what the artist meant. "
— Corleigh Powderface, Stoney-Nakoda Traditional Knowledge Holder
"The opportunity to participate in giving back to the community while being compensated financially as an artist is invaluable. In the arts community Timeraiser is well loved as an organization that recognizes the importance of giving artists a platform and supporting social change at the same time! "
— Quinn Rockcliff, Timeraiser Artist
"It's not very often you deal with a group who is this great at what they do, especially when it comes to the artwork world. Kudos to you on a job well done."
— Jennifer Noseworthy