Changing lives
through art

Donate to The Nina

The Nina has a wide variety of needs, from art supplies all the way up to our mortgage. It means that no amount is insignificant—every donation, no matter the size, has meaning to us. We’ll put it to good use.

Everyday, the studio at the Nina fills up with members of our collective painting, drawing, weaving, and throwing clay. It’s a place where artists with developmental disabilities learn to express themselves, and where they create interesting and valuable art.

We receive grants, we earn revenue from art sales, and each member of the collective pays a yearly membership fee, but it doesn’t cover all of the Nina’s expenses. We’ve got a mortgage, staff salaries, heat and water to pay for, not to mention art supplies—last year the Nina used 7500 pounds of clay!

The creativity of our artists is second to none, and we’re committed to keeping the collective going. Like many arts organizations, we rely on the generosity of our audience to continue: last year donations and fundraising made up 31% of our operating budget, and earned revenue accounts for another 20%. Truly, we couldn’t continue without you.

You can also make a gift of securities or mutual funds by clicking the button below:

Make it personal

Becoming a patron provides the opportunity for you to forge a personal relationship with one of our artists while supporting the continued development of the careers and practices of all artists in the Nina Collective.

Plus, you get some exclusive benefits.

Corporate Sponsorships and Gifts

We offer a variety of ways your business can get involved with the Nina, and make our community a better place.

Other Options

In Kind Donations

We happily accept donations of artist-grade supplies and materials.

Please call us at (780-474-7611) beforehand to confirm we can accept your donation.

Fundraise for the Nina

Host your own fundraiser and help keep our collective going.

Can you do more?

contact Rona Fraser at or (780) 886-6640 to discuss how you can contribute.