The Articipate Endowment Fund was established in 2007 by Arts Network Ottawa in partnership with the City of Ottawa to support artistic programming in professional spaces at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Arts Network Ottawa is the steward of the Fund and is responsible for its promotion, administration.
Each year, the interest earned on the Articipate Endowment Fund is distributed in the form of grants to Resident Arts Partners (Arts Network Ottawa, Gloucester Pottery School, MIFO, Ottawa School of Art – Orléans Campus and Ottawa School of Theatre), and as Articipate Project Grants to local artists and arts organizations that will present or exhibit their work in professional spaces at the Centre.
Project Grant recipients use funding toward rehearsal and production costs, to enhance their creative team, to create original work or to support promotional efforts. Project Grants are determined through a jury process.
The Articipate Endowment Fund is made possible through the generosity of the Province of Ontario, foundations, local businesses and individuals whom we thank for their leadership and gratefully acknowledge on our Donor Wall.
Objectives of the Fund
The presentation and exhibition of high quality artistic work at the Shenkman Arts Centre
Collaborative projects involving more than one artist and/or arts organization
In local Ottawa artists and arts organizations of all levels and disciplines
English, French and bilingual artistic activities at the Centre
Access to Shenkman Arts Centre spaces to non-resident artists and arts organizations
Activities of the Resident Arts Partners of the Shenkman Arts Centre*
Resident Art Partners
A total of $29,500 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $26,250 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $24,450 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $17,405 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $160,000 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $24,525 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $15,195 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $16,255 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $23,552 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $20,975 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $18,750 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
A total of $15,000 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.
Donate to the Articipate Endowment Fund and help build the cultural life in Ottawa! Due to the generosity of the Shenkman Family Foundation, all donations to the Articipate Endowment Fund were matched dollar-for-dollar before December 31, 2018 (up to $100,000). Your donation, large or small, will be doubled and have twice the impact on the arts and culture in Ottawa.
Your donation builds a stable source of funding for artists and arts organizations. Through grants, the Fund supports the artistic activities at the Shenkman Arts Centre and will do so for generations to come, not to mention benefiting the local economy.
Many of the artists who are part of the show have expressed how fortunate they are to have this opportunity to exhibit their work at the Shenkman Art Centre because it is such a beautiful and accessible space.
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Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or would like to talk with our organization about the grant program, the application process, or how to become a donor. Be sure to read our F.A.Q. for answers to many of the common questions we get from applicants and donors!
Articipate Endowment Fund
c/o Arts Network Ottawa
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1