Who is artterra?

artterra is a small team of artists and design enthusiasts, dedicated to promoting the vitality, diversity, and well-being of artists, artisans, curators, and collectors from all across the country. We are artist champions, community builders and storytellers.  

Our Values

Our mission is simple: We want to help artists make a living from their craft by making it easy for conscious consumers to find them. That's why we started artterra.

We believe in creative freedom—that no artist should have to compromise their vision or message in order to sell their work. We believe in fair pay for our artists and transparency about where your money goes when you buy from us. And we believe that your purchase should do good—for the environment, community, and sometimes even other people!

Creative: No one should compromise their ingenuity and creative expression to make a living.

Responsible: We are committed to progress for people and the planet. We work to cause no unnecessary harm and to do more good.

Innovative: We look around for ways to bring change in the traditional industry of art and build opportunities for artists.

Diverse: We believe the Canadian art scene should be more diverse, representing the cultural mosaic of the country.

Storytelling: We see art as a storytelling medium and a way to express what is difficult to put into words.

Giving back: So that we can all grow in harmony together.

artterra is dedicated to supporting the vibrancy, diversity and wellbeing of artists, artisans, curators and collectors from across the country including First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, alongside immigrant communities who have gathered here from around the world. We are committed to sharing their work and stories with fellow Canadians and international audiences. We strive to shed racial bias and are focused on supporting creative practices that better reflect the diversity of Canada.

We strive to create sustainable processes that have a lower carbon footprint than most retail businesses. Recognizing the need to work together to reduce the effects of climate change, we collaborate with our artists, artisans and partners to streamline our processes, reducing our carbon footprint through our shipping practices, art packaging, donations and prioritizing artwork with an environmental mission. 

We also acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional, unceded and occupied lands of Indigenous peoples, specifically the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ nations, as well as the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.