Multicultural Theatre Space Named Finalist for 2012 Great Grants Award

Ontario Trillium Foundation recognizes project's outstanding impact 

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ -

NEWS

The Ontario Trillium Foundation today announced that The Multicultural Theatre Space (The MT Space) is a finalist for the prestigious 2012 Great Grants Awards. The awards recognize Ontario organizations that have demonstrated exceptional results, innovation and a lasting impact on the communities they serve.

The MT Space has been selected as a finalist in the arts and culture category. A total of eight 2012 Great Grants Awards recipients will be recognized in the presence of Hon. Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, at a ceremony in Toronto on March 23.

FINALIST PROFILE

The Multicultural Theatre Space (The MT Space) Inc.

    Waterloo Region's IMPACT (International Multicultural Platform for Alternative Contemporary Theatre) is a new bi-annual international theatre festival attracting a world-class calibre of artists from across Canada and around the world. The festival creates contemporary theatre, and communicates cultural, philosophical, social, political and artistic concepts through performance, all with a focus on national and international contemporary multicultural works. OTF provided funding to Multicultural Theatre Space to support the creation of IMPACT which, like its classical theatre neighbour Stratford, is fast becoming the heart of Canadian multi-disciplinary and intercultural theatre.
 
    The MT Space was awarded a Community grant of $147,000 over two years in 2007.

QUOTE

"We are very proud of The Multicultural Theatre Space and are excited that, with this nomination, its work in the community will now be acknowledged across Ontario. Its efforts go to the heart of the Foundation's own work: to support good ideas and help foster community connections that improve people's quality of life."
- Crista Renner, Chair of Grant Review Team for Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin, OTF.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation Great Grants Award finalists were selected from among some 4,500 groups that received OTF support between April 2006 and December 2010
  • Eight Great Grants Awards will be presented on March 23 in Toronto:
    • One award for each of OTF's four funded sectors: arts and culture, sports and recreation, environment, and human and social services
    • The Minister's Award
    • The Chair's Award
    • The CEO's Award
    • The People's Choice Award
  • OTF grants funding to approximately 1,500 organizations each year.

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SOURCE Ontario Trillium Foundation

For further information:

Renée Ouellet
Ontario Trillium Foundation
1.800.263.2887 ext. 265
rouellet@otf.ca

Majdi Bou-Matar
The MT Space
majdi@mtspace.ca


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