2010 - 2011Recipients

The first ARTicipate Grant program funding cycle was launched in summer of 2010 . We are thrilled to be distributing part of the interest from the Fund back to the cultural community that has worked so hard to make the ARTicipate a success! Thank you to all who have applied to the program.

We are pleased to announce the following 2010 ARTicipate grant recipients:


One local artist received a grant of $1,000:

Ottawa artist Alanna Baird received the ARTicipate Endowment Fund’s first grant cheque. The grant was used to provide equipment to animate her sculpture exhibit, Metamorphish 2010 – A Year of Evolution at the Centre.



Seven local arts organizations have each received grants of $2,000. They are:

Visual art collective Blink Gallery for their group show, Threaded: Homage to Louise Bourgeois. Eight artists will create diptychs that reflect the connecting threads between their works with those of Louise Bourgeois.




Digi60 Film Festival for their 2010 Festival that challenged Ottawa-area filmmakers to write and shoot a short digital film in 30 days. The ARTicipate grant was a catalyst for partnerships between Digi60 and other arts organizations.



Gharana Arts for their production of Ekalavya, a mythical story about a warrior’s devotion, love and sacrifice. This story is seen by the company as metaphor for the challenges faced by many multicultural artists who practise traditional arts in North America, far from their teachers and culture. The grant was to enhance the production and bring award-winning dancers to the performance.





Ottawa Theatre School to bring their production of Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas to the Shenkman Arts Centre, providing third-year students with the educational and essential experience of participating in a professional production and exposing audiences to new and emerging theatre talent in Ottawa. 




Propeller Dance for their self-produced largest production of the year, Cross Over, at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Cross Over will speak to the beauty and power of the body in all its diversity. Propeller Dance is Ottawa’s contemporary dance organization integrating dancers with and without disability.




Suzuki Music Chamber and Ensembles Concert 2011 will feature Suzuki Music’s senior students performing a variety of selected chamber music masterworks, in the classical repertoire, on various instrument ensembles and combinations in a professional venue.



Vintage Stock Theatre used their grant to hire a number of professional cast and crew members to work with the community theatre company in their presentation of A Dickens of a Christmas in the Shenkman Art Centre’s Richcraft Theatre.



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  • 2010 ARTicipate grant recipient: Kasturi Mishra in Gharana Arts' Ekalavya, Harold Shenkman Hall.


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