Patronage is an essential component our annual – and growing – budget. The reason for this is that Momus doesn’t produce criticism by committee: it maintains a for-profit status, resisting the top-heavy, board-led structure of the not-for-profit model. This kind of cumbersome infrastructure would compromise Momus’s ability to publish evaluative, vulnerable criticism; and demonstrate spontaneity and bravery in its initiatives. We require institutional independence to do what we do best: publish uncompromised, intelligent, and risk-taking perspectives on contemporary art and its criticism; maintain and evolve our international status; and pay our writers well above industry-average rates. These mandates and mantels limit the number of grants we can apply for (all stages of Canadian granting bodies favor not-for-profit organizations). All of this means that we require the support of our community to complement our largely advertising-based revenue, as we continue to assert and establish our publication on the international stage.

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Our editorial staff encourages support from engaged individuals who share our vision and aspirations for renewed reflection in evaluative criticism. All donations go directly to our editors, writers, and design team, who we value highly and pay at above-industry-average rates.

Momus has already produced a platform of already lasting value. Your contributions will help foster and perpetuate this important project.

Momus Patrons:

David Allison

Sara Angel 



Barbara Astman

Bruce Bailey

Kaye Beeston 

Jessica Bradley

Debra Campbell

Douglas Coupland 

Beverly Creed

Mary Dailey and Paul Desmarais

Yvonne Fleck 

Anouchka Freybe

Joe Friday

Gabe Gonda and Victoria Ward

Ydessa Hendeles

Vicki and Bruce Heyman

Geoffrey James

Popsy Johnstone

Shanitha Kachan

Sue Kidd

Vahan and Susie Kololian

Marie Lannoo

“Ladies Who Launch”

Variant Path

Paul Marks

John Massey

Liza Mauer  

Elisa Nuyten 

Jeanne Parkin

Terry Sefton 

Rob Sobey 

Harley Valentine

Samara Walbohm and Joe Shlesinger

Steven Wilson and Michael Simmonds

Marla Wasser (Pursuits Inc.)

Carol Weinbaum

Please consider joining the ranks of our champions and supporters.

Contact Sky Goodden at for patronage inquires and donations.