2012-13 ARTicipate Grant Recipients Announced

September 14, 2012

Fund Fuels Passion for the Arts at the Shenkman Arts Centre

Ottawa, Ontario – AOE Arts Council has announced its 2012-13 ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant recipients. $66,405 has been awarded to 13 artists and arts organizations, and to the resident arts partners, to support artistic activities, programming and services at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

“The recipients are all talented artists and arts organizations who are passionate about their projects,” says Heather Jamieson, president of AOE Arts Council. “The funding is a direct way to foster artistic innovation and spark creativity by encouraging groups and artists to make the most of the Centre’s professional spaces.”

Now in its third year, the ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant Program has distributed $183,537 to date in grants to stimulate local arts activities, programming and services at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

New this year is the opportunity for visual artists to apply for an ARTicipate grant to exhibit in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space.

Shenkman Arts Centre visitors will be able to interact with A Show of Hands, an exhibit of creative books crafted by visual artist Mary Kritz, to be presented in early 2013.

“Visitors to the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space will be invited to interact with the artwork; something not ordinarily encouraged in a gallery setting,” says Kritz. “I am very thankful for receiving the ARTicipate grant and for the opportunity to show my book art at the Shenkman Arts Centre.”

“The ARTicipate Grant recipients are energizing the Centre with projects from a variety of artistic disciplines that are actively engaging the public and connecting with local audiences,” Jamieson adds.

ARTicipate Endowment Fund – Grant Program 2012-13 Recipients:

Karen Goetzinger
A State of Transparency
Trinity Art Gallery, July 26 to Aug. 21, 2012
Exhibition of mixed media textile construction

Aroha Fine Arts
Design 14
Richcraft Theatre, Sept. 11, 2012
Performance of a new Kathak dance based on the rarely used 14-beat rhythm cycle

One World Dialogue
International Day of Peace Art Show
Shenkman Arts Centre Upper Lobby, Sept. 21 to 22, 2012
Exhibition on the theme of building peace through art

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre
On a Sunday Afternoon
Orléans Star – L’Express Music Studio and Richcraft Theatre
2012: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 7 to 8
2013: Jan. 13, Feb. 9, Mar. 10 to 11, Apr. 28    
Puppetry, acting, live music and storytelling performances for family audiences

Tale Wagging Theatre
Orléans Star – L’Express Music Studio, Oct. 25 to 27, 2012
Performances of original one-act play

Tara Luz Danse
En studio avec nous
Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio, Dec. 2 2012, Feb. 23, Apr. 14, 2013
Performances of a participatory series offering the public a unique view of the company’s works

Le Théâtre du Village Orléans
Un village de fous
Richcraft Theatre, Nov. 22 to 25, 2012
Performance of a play by Neil Simon, featuring local cast and crew

Michael Parkin
A World in Motion
Trinity Art Gallery, Nov. 29, 2012 to Jan. 8, 2013
Exhibition of movement and interplay of moving parts

Vintage Stock Theatre
First Above All
Richcraft Theatre, Dec. 6 to 8, 2012
Performance of new original full-length play

Mary Kritz
A Show of Hands
LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space, Jan. 8 to 27, 2013
Exhibition of creative book arts

Michel Luc Bellemare
LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space, Feb. 5 to 24,  2013    
Exhibition of pure abstraction painting

Anjali Patil
Richcraft Theatre, Mar. 5, 2013
Performance of two new Kathak solos

Orléans Festival

2013 Orléans Festival
Shenkman Arts Centre, May 31 to June 2, 2013    
Three day arts festival

About the ARTicipate Endowment Fund
The ARTicipate Endowment Fund was established in 2007 by AOE Arts Council. ARTicipate supports artistic activities, programming and services at the Shenkman Arts Centre. For more information about the Fund, the ARTicipate Grant Program or to make a donation, visit www.articipate.ca

About AOE Arts Council
AOE Arts Council (AOE) has been serving the arts sector for 25 years. As a not-for-profit charitable organization, AOE relies on the generosity of its funders and partners who believe strongly in the Council's mandate to promote, support and develop the arts in Ottawa. AOE represents a bilingual membership of more than 85 arts organizations, over 300 individual members and businesses. www.artsoe.ca

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