Corporate Membership

Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021, CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, is a charitable organization that presents a free biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the City of Kitchener and across the Region of Waterloo. As the only artist-driven visual arts organization in the region and a pillar within KW, CAFKA’s free biennial programming in unexpected public spaces expands contemporary art experiences outside gallery environments and positions them as critical and integral parts of community life—accessible to everyone.

CAFKA’s biennial is recognized Internationally, and is a highly anticipated event generating excitement within the community - attracting new visitors annually through its unexpected positioning in the places people frequent in turn generating newfound appreciation for contemporary artistic practices and opportunities for your philanthropic gift and investment in community to be recognized. Many corporate entities recognize the importance of community involvement and how this in turn can improve how your business is recognized in the community. The programs and services associated with your corporate membership will directly benefit your customers, clients and employees. 

As a sample of CAFKA's community impact, 2021’s pandemic presentation of the biennial had a modest estimate of 1.2 million encounters/ visitors over 92 days with an est.14 million gross impressions (culled from regional traffic counts).  30 artists and presenters took part, with 17 artist projects and 45 installations across the Waterloo region.The biennial produced 52 public programs, including educational virtual tours and artists talks, with approximately 3500 participants (26,000 pre-pandemic in 2018). 34 videos were produced and disseminated on CAFKATV and the biennial was supported by 58 partnerships nationally/locally resulting in an estimated $65,000 in-kind support.

Become a corporate member today and invest in culturally rich experiences for Kitchener-Waterloo publics by supporting CAFKA programs and operations. 

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Please contact cafka @cafka.org to discuss mutually beneficial corporate membership options and how we can tailor the program to your corporate social responsibility goals.

Core Corporate Membership Benefits:

  • 1 membership card
  • Free admission to approximately 100 Ontario Art Galleries through the Galleries Ontario reciprocal admission program (including discounts in shops and restaurants)
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition previews, special events and corporate member recognition events
  • Access to Professional Development Workshops for employees
  • Employee volunteer opportunities
  • Recognition on the corporate members section of the website
  • Certificate recognizing support
  • Tax receipt for the eligible portion of your gift
  • Regular communication on programs and opportunities through our newsletter

Levels of Corporate Membership 

$500 - $1,499

  • Access to Core benefits

$1,500 - $2999

  • Access to Core benefits +
  • Optional half page ad in biennial program guide
  • Corporate member highlight on social media (combined 7000+ followers)
  • 2 membership cards

$3000 - $4999

  • Access to core benefits +
  • Optional full page ad in biennial program guide
  • Corporate member highlight on social media (combined 7000+ followers)
  • 4 membership cards
  • Recognition on front page of website and in newsletter footer
  • Optional recognition on exhibition installation or public program
  • Optional private curatorial tour for up to 10 people

$5000 +

Please contact us at cafka @ cafka.org to discuss how we can tailor recognition of your generous gift.