Friends of MISSA are vital members of MISSA and provide ongoing financial support to the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. MISSA Friends include students both past and present, professional and amateur artists and those people interested in promoting and supporting visual arts of all kinds.

Friends of MISSA qualify for early registration on workshops and events.

Wondering if you’re a current Friend of MISSA? Log in to the website. If you see this note (as shown below) you’re a current Friend of MISSA.

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Early Registration for Friends of MISSA starts January 31 at 12 noon PST.


At MISSA we rely on the help of our passionate and dedicated volunteers, donors and sponsors. Please consider making a donation to MISSA to assist us in the delivery of our annual summer school which has been enriching the region’s cultural landscape since 1984.

Donations of all denominations make a huge difference to the fiscal sustainability of MISSA. Thank you for considering this model of direct support of our charitable work in arts education.

Friends of MISSA and summer students participate in financially supporting MISSA too. Every year students donate handmade mugs which are sold to directly raise money for the ceramics program. Gumbo night is a popular ceramics fundraiser with donated bowls used to enjoy a hot dish of gumbo where attendees get to take home their bowl! Visiting MISSA faculty donate a piece of art for the final event of the MISSA summer, the much anticipated Silent Auction. MISSA is grateful for the generous support from its student, Friends and faculty.

Please click here if you would like to make a donation. You will be automatically issued a charity tax receipt.

Ceramic Donations

CERAMICS Donation Form

  • Please include your name as you would like it to appear in donor acknowledgements by MISSA.
  • Artists can provide up to 5 vases. Vases will be individually priced by the artist. Vases will be sold with a bouquet of local flowers. Sales will be split 70% artist and 30% MISSA.
  • MISSA can provide a Canadian Tax Receipt for fair market value for any bowls donated (what you would sell it for at a market).
  • Please include approximate dimensions and any details about glaze, firing etc.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, Max. file size: 20 MB, Max. files: 8.
      Square images which are 700px wide by 700px high work best.
    • Thank you for supporting MISSA and the MISSA Ceramics Program!