The Artist Material Fund (AMF) is a service designed to relocate material and diminish waste produced in the art industry. The program takes under-used materials from galleries, museums, and cultural organizations in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area and makes them available to the public for free.

AMF has been running as an ad hoc trash collection service for over eight years to support and promote the sharing of recycled material. It strives to create a viable alternative in preventing ecological irresponsibility and fiscal precarity prevalent in the arts sector.

The rules are simple: First-come-first-serve. There is no limit to what you can take. Take only what you need.


Art Gallery of Burlington, January 10 – July 5, 2020
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, January 30 – April 20, 2019