2012 - 2013 Recipients

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.

ARTicipate Endowment Fund – Grant Program 2012-13 Recipients:

  • Mary Kritz "A Show of Hands"
  • Karen Goetzinger "A State of Transparency"
  • Michel Luc Bellemare "Democracy/Totalitarianism"
  • Le Théâtre du village Orléans INC "Pièce de théâtre intitule : ‘Un village de fous’"
  • Michael Parkin "A World in Motion"
  • Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre "On a Sunday Afternoon"
  • Tale Wagging Theatre "Crackers"
  • Tara Luz Danse "En studio avec nous (deuxième édition)"
  • Orléans Festival "Orléans Festival 2013"
  • One World Dialogue "International Day of Peace Art Show"
  • Aroha Fine Arts "Desgin 14"
  • Anjali Patil "IN-vocation"
  • Vintage Stock Theatre "First Above All"


Karen Goetzinger
A State of Transparency

Trinity Art Gallery
A three dimensional exhibition of mixed media textile construction. The grant enabled the artist to create an ambient lighting system to illuminate the installation and to produce promotional materials.

Aroha Fine Arts
Design 14
Richcraft Theatre
A new choreography and performance of a Kathak dance based on the rarely used 14 beat rhythm cycle. The grant enabled the group to hold additional rehearsals and perform in professional dance spaces.

One World Dialogue
International Day of Peace Art Show
Upper Lobby, Shenkman Arts Centre
A collective of artists will interpret peace to commemorate International Day of Peace on September 21. The show will bring the community together to build greater integration and peace through art.

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre
On a Sunday Afternoon
Orléans Star – L’Express Music Studio and Richcraft Theatre
A series of seven shows; performances will feature puppetry, acting, live music and storytelling. One show will feature the participation of choirs from five elementary schools. Funding will allow the group to perform and build family audiences. 




Tale Wagging Theatre
Orléans Star – L’Express Music Studio
An original comedy one-act play, written by local playwright, John Cook. The grant will facilitate the performance of original local theatre. 

Tara Luz Danse
En studio avec nous
Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio
A unique dance show that invites spectators into the dance experience. Funding will enable the expansion of the group’s innovation through dance in this new participatory series. 


Le Théâtre du Village Orléans
Un village de fous
Richcraft Theatre
Local Orléans group will present this comedy by Neil Simon. Funding will support the performance of local cast and crew who will perform in a professional theatre. 

Michael Parkin
A World in Motion
Trinity Art Gallery
An exhibition of objects that may be interesting in a static state but gain the greater part of their visual impact through movement and the interplay of moving parts. Funding will support the creation and installation of the works, including pieces actuated by motors and mobiles. 



Vintage Stock Theatre
First Above All
Richcraft Theatre
An original play written by local playwright, Marni Hunt-Stephens, inspired by true events. Funding will enable local cast and crew to perform a new work set in a historical context. 

Mary Kritz
A Show of Hands
LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space
The grant will enable the exhibition of a creative mixed-media book arts exhibit. The artists will incorporate abstract art, embroidery, photography and words that engage viewers to interact and re-interpret the exhibit. 

Michel Luc Bellemare
LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space
The exhibition examines the concept of democracy in relation to totalitarianism using the technique of pure abstraction painting. The grant will give the artists the opportunity to demonstrate that art can be used for social commentary. 

Anjali Patil
Richcraft Theatre
Funding will support original choreography of two innovative dance solos. The artist will challenge traditional elements by redefining Kathak dance vocabulary in a contemporary context. 

Orléans Festival
2013 Orléans Festival
Shenkman Arts Centre
An annual festival that celebrates local arts, food and community. The funding will provide opportunities for local artists, of all disciplines, to present their work to the public.

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

 Mary Kritz, A Show of Hands