Ottawa (Ontario) – Sixteen Ottawa area artists and arts groups have been chosen by a peer assessment jury to exhibit and perform at the Shenkman Arts Centre as part of the Articipate 2019 – 2020 Season, thanks to the Articipate Endowment Fund, a grant program stewarded by Arts Network Ottawa.
This year the Articipate Endowment Fund provided a total of $23,552 in grant funding through the Articipate Program Grants. The Season will make full use of the Shenkman Arts Centre’s professional and unique spaces, including the Harold Shenkman Hall, Richcraft Theatre, Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio, LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space and the Trinity Art Gallery.
Chamber Opera Company Ottawa (COCO), first time Articipate grant recipient, will present Beauty and the Beast, an opera for children. Founder and Artistic Director Judy Ginsburg states:
“ARTicipate will allow for COCO to present a rich opera experience for children complete with four professional opera singers and piano accompaniment, a children’s chorus, sets, costumes, all under the direction of a professional Music Director and Stage Director in the lovely setting of the Richcraft Theatre”, says Judith Ginsburg, COCO Founder and Artistic Director. “COCO is passionate about and dedicated to nurturing and introducing children to the multifaceted and thrilling art form of opera and looks forward to bringing this experience to a new community. »
Arts Network Ottawa recognizes the difficulty that many in the arts encounter when searching for project funding; for this reason, the Network established the Articipate Endowment Fund in partnership with the City of Ottawa.
For the Articipate 2019 – 2020 Season, performers and exhibitors will cover all art forms from performance to visual art:
Anjali Patil Dance Creations
Aroha Fine Arts
Chamber Opera Company Ottawa
Cumberland Community Singers
Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
Tara Luz Danse
Théâtre du Village Orléans Inc.