Help us etch an impression
Martha Street Studio is an artist-run, not-for-profit registered charitable organization with various ways for you to contribute.
Any amount helps Martha Street Studio with vision, mission and mandate in order to support artists working in the print arts and foster creativity through educational programming. General donations will go to ongoing operating and programming costs and can be made by clicking on the link below through Canada Helps.
The Brick by Brick Fundraising Campaign
With every $500 donation to Martha Street Studio, a copper “brick” will be etched with a name of your choice to be permanently displayed on our wall of fame in the front entryway. Call us directly to arrange… or better yet, come on by and ask us for a tour of the facility.
Donations through Brick by Brick allow us to continue our mission to maintain the heritage of excellence in printmaking while advancing artists and innovation through technique, education and community engagement. Martha Street Studio provides programs that benefit established artists, beginners and diverse groups, ranging from youth to artists with disabilities.
Please consider helping us in continuing to be a viable part of Manitoba’s cultural community…
– now and in the future.
Emboss a mark in our future
Donate to the Manitoba Printmakers Marshall Endowment Fund at the Winnipeg Foundation.
For you, it means donor recognition and community involvement, and provides you with maximum tax and financial benefits. For us, it means moving forward with our important work in building a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community.
Martha Street Studio holds the Manitoba Printmakers Marshall Endowment Fund at The Winnipeg Foundation, which is professionally invested for the long-term. The Manitoba Printmakers Marshall Fund also benefits from the Winnipeg Foundation’s investment expertise by being part of a large investment portfolio. Each year, annual earnings on the fund balance support vital community programming for youth in arts education. The fund currently supports our annual Grant Marshall Summer Student Residency Program (link to residency page) which is open to University of Manitoba Fine Arts printmaking students. The Manitoba Printmakers Marshall Fund was opened in memory of Charles Grant Marshall BID, MA, FPIDIM (1931 – 2012).
Grant Marshall was raised in West Kildonan, and spent a lifetime creating beautiful, functional environments – as an interior designer, artist, volunteer and teacher. He was a recipient of the Governor General’s Award and graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design, from the University of Manitoba where he won the Gold medal and graduated in 1955. As an accomplished designer, Grant was responsible for many of the interiors that defined Winnipeg’s 1950’s modern architecture boom. Grant also designed costumes and sets for Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet – where he met his wife Marilyn, the company’s principle dancer. Grant was additionally on the advisory committee for the Manitoba Craft Guild and was a founding member of the Interior Designers of Canada Foundation. As a volunteer, Grant created joyful atmospheres for charitable agencies, including the Ronald McDonald House and Anne Ross Day Nursery at Mount Carmel Clinic, for which he received the Manitoba Premier’s Award of Excellence.
As an artist, he was a talented watercolourist who helped shape Winnipeg’s visual art scene and was an owner of one of the first private art galleries in the city in the 1960’s with Bruce Head and Winston Leathers. Grant produced solo exhibitions at Leonard Marcoe Studio Gallery, Winnipeg (1980 – 2012) and at the University of Manitoba, and participated in group exhibitions at Site Gallery (1995-2012) and at the Charles Herman Gallery in Vancouver. For three decades, Grant owned a store stocking modern furniture and fashions from Europe, contributing to Winnipeggers’ sense of style. While Grant was proud of his awards and exhibitions, his 40-year teaching career and being Department Head of the University of Manitoba’s Department of Interior Design (1989 to 1994) were huge highlights.