An arts council on Vancouver Island is raising money to improve accessibility at their gallery.
The Victoria Arts Council (VAC) recently launched Ramp It Up, a fundraising initiative that aims to raise $8,000 for the construction of a wheelchair ramp at their gallery on Store Street.
The initiative came about after the VAC launched an exhibition — called 4 Perspectives, an exploration of the individuality of ArtWorks artists — last November that was a partnership with the Garth Homer Society.
As part of the exhibition, the council installed a temporary wheelchair ramp at their gallery.
Kegan McFadden, executive director of the VAC, says the council now wants a permanent ramp, which will make the gallery accessible to everyone all the time.
“That’s really important in terms of accessibility for the community, not just for artists, but also for art lovers. After that exhibition, we decided to make the ramp permanent, and we started a fundraising campaign,” says McFadden.
You can donate to the campaign by clicking here.