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The Shenkman Arts Centre

The ARTicipate Endowment Fund enhances artistic activity at the Shenkman Arts Centre. The Fund supports high quality artistic activities of all disciplines. Grants are awarded to local artists and arts organizations that will be presenting or exhibiting their work in the Centre.

ARTicipate Grant Program

Annual interest from the Fund is disbursed to the arts community through the ARTicipate Grant Program.

Funding enables:

  • Presentation and exhibition of local artists and arts organizations in the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Accessibility of Shenkman Arts Centre spaces to non-resident artists and arts organizations
  • Collaborative projects involving more than one artists and/or arts organization
  • English, French and bilingual artistic activities in the Shenkman Arts Centre

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How does an Endowment Fund work?

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  • A scene from Vintage Stock Theatre’s A Dickens of a Christmas in the Richcraft Theatre. 

“Being able to hire local professional artists, a professional stage manager and director helped raise the quality of our show,” Susan Flemming, writer and co-producer of Vintage Stock Theatre’s A Dickens of a Christmas. The story followed a young Charles Dickens on his travels through Upper Canada the year prior to penning the famous story in 1843. 2010 ARTicipate grant recipient, Vintage Stock Theatre.


Check out the list of Grant Recipients!