We are incredibly pleased to share the news that The Slaight Family Foundation has committed $15M to rejuvenate 22 Canadian theatre companies, including Soulpepper. This transformational sectoral gift is the first of its kind for the theatre sector and will provide direct support to theatres and artists recovering from pandemic closures.
This initiative will enable theatres to take the artistic risk needed to bring back audiences and reignite creative processes, funding artists fees, production development and marketing costs over the next two years.
Read the article in The Globe and Mail for the full details of the annoucement.
This is the support our sector needs right now, a vote of confidence to think big and make bold art that will bring audiences back. This truly is a first of its kind, a transformational gift to a sector deeply in need. Without exaggeration, the Foundation’s support will change what we imagine to be possible in the coming two years and set theatres up to emerge stronger and with more resilience once this awful chapter finally closes.- Gideon Arthurs, Soulpepper Executive Director
We are grateful for the generous gift from The Slaight Family Foundation