Art Groups & Organizations
Button Factory Arts is a community arts centre in Waterloo dedicated to providing inclusive arts programming for all experience levels in the visual arts. We also feature unique exhibits in our gallery, rent space to many community partners, and our gift shop provides our members a venue to sell their hand-made work.
Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area is a non-profit, artist-run 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. Between exhibitions and throughout the year CAFKA promotes art education through its public tours and workshops, videos, public lectures and other ancillary programs and events.
The Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA) is a municipally operated community arts centre with a mandate to provide quality arts programming through classes, workshops, an art gallery, special events and an artist-in-residence program. The Centre is located in downtown Cambridge, Ontario, as part of the Civic Square.
Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization, our mandate is to promote the visual arts in Canada, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes.
Globe Studios is a Not-For-Profit organization located in the former Bonnie Stuart shoe factory. Founded 25 years ago by artists of like mind, Globe Studios provides safe and affordable studio space to practising artists in the Kitchener/Waterloo and Cambridge regions.
The mission of Homer Watson House & Gallery is to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Homer Watson’s creative spirit by stimulating the appreciation, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts.
KW Society of Artists (KWSA) is over 80 years old and has approximately 100 members, consisting of hobbyists, as well as many part-time and full-time professional artists. As a social organization, meetings are oriented towards conversation, presentations and announcements. Networking among fellow artists is the foundation of KWSA, and they always welcome new members.
The Ontario Arts Council is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.
If you are a UW Fine Arts Major, or enrolled in any UW Fine Arts course, you are the proud member of the most powerful society located this side of the railway tracks. SOFA is a student organization. It helps students organize and promote activities within Fine Arts, as well as across the University of Waterloo campus.
The Art District Gallery is an artist run not-for-profit cooperative dedicated to supporting its members’ artistic endeavours by providing a space and means for exhibition and sale of their work. Truly in support of its members the gallery gives the majority of the art’s purchase price back to the artists. The Art District Gallery focuses on modern contemporary work.
UpTown Gallery is a dynamic collective of artists and artisans from the Waterloo region. Our gallery, located in Waterloo Town Square, is self-directed and self-supported, has a current membership of 24 and just celebrated its 10th anniversary.