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The Fund

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 and sustainability.

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 Program 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.

2007
Established in
$650k
Given to artists
124
Projects Funded

Objectives of the Fund

1
Foster

The presentation and exhibition of high quality artistic work at the Shenkman Arts Centre

4
Spark

Collaborative projects involving more than one artist and/or arts organization 

2
Invest

In local Ottawa artists and arts organizations of all levels and disciplines

5
Encourage

English, French and  bilingual artistic activities at the Centre

3
Provide

Access to Shenkman Arts Centre spaces to non-resident artists and arts organizations

6
Support

Activities of the Resident Arts Partners of the Shenkman Arts Centre*

Resident Art Partners

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Recipients

Danielle Beaulieu
Tina Petrovicz
Johan Voordouw
Chamber Opera Co Ottawa

2019

A total of $23,552 in grant money to 16 local artists and arts groups.

Individuals

Carrie Brummer Tina Petrovicz Dyanne Wilson
Danielle Beaulieu Sandy Sharkey
Ginny Fobert SHHH!! Ensemble
Karen Goetzinger Johan Voordouw

Organizations

Anjali Patil Dance Creations Chamber Opera Company Ottawa Sons of Scotland Pipe Band Théâtre du Village Orléans Inc.
Aroha Fine Arts
Cumberland Community Singers
Tara Luz Danse

2019 Recipient

Carrie Brummer

Anonymous Woman

Visual Arts

November 28, 2019 – January 7, 2020

Trinity Art Gallery (Salon B)

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

Anonymous Woman is a collection of artworks portraying unknown women from historical moments. They were photographed and documented, but no one found it important to share their names. This series uses traditionally female materials like embroidery and gold leaf to honour their memory.

2019 Recipient

Danielle Beaulieu

Blast from the Past

Visual Arts

January 9 to February 11, 2020

Trinity Art Gallery (Salon A)

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

As life becomes more complicated, antiques remind us of simpler times. The common items we find in antique shops are often overlooked by many people. These hold mysterious knowledge waiting patiently to be revealed. This exhibition will give a renewed life to the old often forgotten objects.

2019 Recipient

Ginny Fobert

Nuu View

Visual Arts, Photography

August 29 to September 24, 2019

Trinity Art Gallery (Salon B)

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

Once told that photography was not art, Ginny Fobert’s Nuu View defies the rules, and using avant-garde techniques and processes, probes the audience to decide for themselves whether or not photography is indeed art.

2019 Recipient

Karen Goetzinger

Mapping Memory: Beauty of the Inconsequential

Mixed Media, Painting

January 7 – 26, 2020

Lalande+Doyle Exhibition Space

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

Mapping Memory: Beauty of the Inconsequential is a series of works painted as a counterbalance to impassioned and often vitriolic current affairs. These paintings capture those overlooked moments of beauty, unearthed in the imperfect and the unexpected, which illuminate our human nature.

2019 Recipient

Tina Petrovicz

Surroundings: perceptions and impressions

Visual Arts, Photography

October 24 to November 26, 2019

Trinity Art Gallery (Salon A)

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

Perceptions of our surroundings in a time of visual hyper-stimuli and changing interactions. Splicing and layering parts of her compositions, Tina Petrovicz creates constructed scenes in intaglio prints and animated devices.

2019 Recipient

Sandy Sharkey

Find Wild Horses, Find Yourself

Visual Arts, Photography

February 4 – 23, 2020

Lalande+Doyle Exhibition Space

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

An exhibition of stark and poignant images of wild horses from Canada’s Sable Island, Rocky Mountains, the American Southwest and France.

2019 Recipient

SHHH!! Ensemble

Shuffle

Music, Installation

November 7, 2019

Richcraft Theatre

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Project Outline

Shuffle is a music installation project presented by SHHH!! Ensemble (Edana Higham, piano; Zac Pulak, percussion) featuring a combination of minimalist, improvised, and new Canadian music. The piece invites the audience into the installation to watch, listen, and even participate.

2019 Recipient

Johan Voordouw

New Image of Home

Visual Arts

January 9 to February 11, 2020

Trinity Art Gallery (Salon B)

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

Johan Voordouw’s work explores new hybrid modes of architectural representation. New Image of Home is the product of two years of research. Johan’s serigraphs comment on and question architectural photography and their depiction of the contemporary home.

2019 Recipient

Dyanne Wilson

Life in the Knife

Visual Arts, Photography

September 26 to October 22, 2019

Trinity Art Gallery (Salon B)

Free Exhibition
Project Outline

Sadly, few Canadians ever get to experience the beauty and magic of the North. After spending two years living in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, local photographer Dyanne Wilson hopes to share and convey this magic through her lens. Come be inspired.

2019 Recipient

Anjali Patil Dance Creations

Anjali-Nusrat Collab

Dance

June 27, 2020

Richcraft Theatre and Studio

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Project Outline

Kathak dance artist Anjali Patil’s stunning new creation on the immortal voice of legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

2019 Recipient

Aroha Fine Arts

ArohaFest 2019

Dance, Media Arts,
Music, Visual Arts

September 20 – 21, 2019

Richcraft Theatre, Upper Lobby of the Shenkman Arts Centre

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Project Outline

3rd edition of ArohaFest, an inclusive two-day South Asian Arts Festival that celebrates both Canada and the diversity that has become so synonymous with our community.

2019 Recipient

Chamber Opera Company Ottawa

Opera for Children: Beauty and the Beast

Opera

March 28, 2020

Richcraft Theatre

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Project Outline

This project aims to present the opera Beauty and the Beast, an adaptation for children of the opera Zémire et Azor, based on the fairy tale by André Grétry. The project will feature professional opera singers, a children’s chorus and piano accompaniment under the direction of a Music Director, Stage Director and Artistic Director Judith Ginsburg.

2019 Recipient

Cumberland Community Singers

Spring Choral Concert

Music

April 26 2020

Richcraft Theatre

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Project Outline

A goal of the Cumberland Community Singers is to bring choral music to the community and encourage participation in choral singing. This choral concert will be presented by a 40-voice community choir accompanied by guest artists.

2019 Recipient

Sons of Scotland Pipe Band

Scotland Tonight

Dance, Music

November 16, 2019

Harold Shenkman Hall

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Project Outline

An annual concert featuring Celtic talent from all across the Ottawa region with pipes and drums, song and dance – a family friendly show in an afternoon showcase that celebrates the wonderful arts!

2019 Recipient

Tara Luz Danse

En studio avec nous: Saison 2019-2020

Dance

September 28, 2019 / February 16, 2020

The Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio

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Project Outline

Tara Luz Danse welcomes you to the rehearsal studio and invites you to explore the company’s whimsical and creative world! Discover contemporary dance and the company’s work by attending a short performance from the company’s repertoire. Learn more about the creative process and experience the joy of moving with the artists of Tara Luz Danse!

2019 Recipient

Théâtre du Village d’Orléans inc.

Léda ou le cheval qui rêve

Theatre

November 14 – 17, 2019

Richcraft Theatre

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Project Outline

Léda is an unusual widow who moves into a seniors’ residence. She disrupts the lives of the residents by engaging in explosive experiments and loses everything while betting on an old mare. It’s up to you to discover if the adage “Who loses wins” is true in this comedy!?

Past Recipients

2018

A total of $26,250 in funding was awarded to 16 grant projects.

2015

A total of $24,450 in funding was awarded to 14 grant projects.

2012

A total of $17,405 in funding was awarded to 13 grant projects.

2017

A total of $24 525 in funding was awarded to 13 grant projects.

2014

A total of $15,195 in funding was awarded to 12 grant projects.

2011

A total of $16,255 in funding was awarded to 11 grant projects.

2016

A total of $20,975 in funding was awarded to 10 grant projects.

2013

A total of $18,750 in funding was awarded to 14 grant projects.

2010

A total of $15,000 in funding was awarded to 8 grant projects.

F.A.Q.

Who can apply for funding?

The Articipate Project Grant Program supports:

  • Local artists and arts organizations of all levels and disciplines who wish to present or exhibit high-quality work in the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Access to Shenkman Arts Centre spaces to artists and arts organizations who are not part of our Resident Arts Partners programming
  • English, French and bilingual artistic activities in the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Collaborative projects involving more than one artist and/or arts organization.

Please refer to the Project Grants Guidelines for more information on the grant application process

What is an Endowment Fund?

An Endowment Fund is a secure investment that generates interest. The original donation is invested and only the interest that is earned annually is spent on a designated purpose. In our case, the interest earned is distributed in the form of grants at the Shenkman Arts Centre. This Fund will provide an ongoing source of programming revenue in perpetuity, or forever.

What is the goal of the Articipate Endowment Fund?

The Articipate Endowment Fund enhances artistic activity at the Shenkman Arts Centre. The Fund distributes grants to support 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.

How will the Articipate Endowment Fund provide long-term funding and support for the arts?

As a secured investment, the Articipate Endowment Fund will provide long-term funding as only the interest earned on the Fund is distributed. The original donation remains protected, and unspent. Each year, the interest earned from the Fund is distributed through Program Grants to the artists, and organizations as well as to the Centre’s Resident Arts Partners. In fact, the more the investment grows, the more it gives back to the artistic community.

Does the existence of the Endowment Fund mean there will be a reduction on the City of Ottawa’s arts funding?

No. The Articipate Endowment Fund is a separate source of private funds and is not a part of the City of Ottawa’s arts funding program, nor will it ever be. The City responds independently to applications it receives for arts and culture funding through its own annual budget.

The Articipate Endowment Fund is not for distribution by the City, but through a stewardship agreement with Arts Network Ottawa and is only available for use within the Shenkman Arts Centre.

Who will benefit from the Articipate Endowment Fund?

We all do! The community is the biggest benefactor of the Articipate Endowment Fund – as audiences, learners and participants at the Centre. The community benefits from increased and exceptional programming and arts activities at the Centre. As well, performers, artists and musicians who receive a Program Grant benefit from access to funding available through the Articipate Grant Program in support of their practice. Additionally, the Resident Arts Partners benefit, through a separate grant program to support programming in the Centre.

Who manages the Fund’s investments?

The capital of the Fund is held in trust for the local arts community as these funds are neither the property of the Arts Council nor the City of Ottawa. With guidance from our Articipate Investment Committee, the City of Ottawa’s Treasury Department is charged with investing the Fund’s capital in a designated reserve fund that follows City of Ottawa investment policies.

Where did the funds from for the Endowment Fund come from?

Initially, funds were raised through a Campaign launched in 2007 and received from many private and corporate donors in the community, as well as from the Province of Ontario. Throughout the facility you will see named spaces recognizing major gifts made to the endowment fund in perpetuity.

While major gifts built the endowment, smaller gifts made from the community have made the fund grow over the years. The Donor Wall acknowledges the vital support of all gifts made to the Fund since 2007.

Can I still make a donation to the Fund?

Yes! On-going donations of any size are most welcome from the community, in memoriam, or made through an estate. Additionally, seat plaques may also be purchased for $500 or $750. Recognition for seat plaques in the Harold Shenkman Hall are in perpetuity. To make a contribution in support of our thriving arts community, please click on the Donate button.

There are still a limited number of Naming Rights (in perpetuity) available within the Shenkman Arts Centre ($15K – $125K). Feel free to contact Margo Hébert at margo@artsnetottawa.ca for more information and a personal proposal.

Who is Arts Network Ottawa?

Arts Network Ottawa (formerly AOE Arts Council) believes that the arts help build strong communities. For over 30 years, we have championed the arts community in the Ottawa region to advance a thriving arts scene. As a bilingual arts service organization with over 400 members, we provide local artists, arts groups and cultural workers with paid opportunities, programs, resources and services to present and promote their work, share and learn through professional development and network. We represent an informed voice and collaborate with community partners to generate awareness about the creative, social and economic benefits of the Arts. Arts Network Ottawa is a non-profit, registered charitable organization 12177 7023 RR0001.

www.artsnetottawa.ca

Carrie Brummer

Contact Us

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

Tel. 613-580-2767

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