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At WASM, our mission is to promote, support and empower all artists by offering resources, fostering community, and nurturing creativity to their journey of success. Through charitable initiatives, we strive to develop and advance artist’s careers. Together, we build a thriving space for inspiration and growth. / Chez WASM, notre mission est de promouvoir, soutenir et responsabiliser tous les artistes en offrant des ressources, en favorisant la communauté et en nourrissant la créativité dans leur cheminement vers le succès. Grâce à des initiatives caritatives, nous nous efforçons de développer et de faire progresser les carrières des artistes. Ensemble, nous construisons un espace prospère d'inspiration et de croissance.


Established in 1894, today the WASM seeks to:

  • SUPPORT the career of our professional artists by promoting our members and hosting activities to enhance the visibility of their work

  • CONNECT artists with practical resources to help further the artists' ability to live from their art

  • ENRICH the community by collaborating on charitable initiatives which help the most vulnerable in our society

  • INSPIRE the commuity by inviting artists and experts who share their knowledge through lectures and workshops exposing a wide variety of artists and craftspeople from all disciplines, particularily pushing the limits of what might traditionally be considred art.

WASM Annual Juried Art Show, 1954, at Ogilvy's
Founders & History
Board of Directors
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