Ontario Trillium Foundation recognizes project's outstanding impact
TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ -
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.
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.
"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
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.
SOURCE Ontario Trillium Foundation
For further information:
Ontario Trillium Foundation
1.800.263.2887 ext. 265
The MT Space