In June 2012, the Metcalf Foundation decided to bring down the curtain on our Strategic Initiatives funding program. Over the past 12 years, Metcalf has awarded 115 SI grants to 84 different small and mid-sized professional performing arts companies in Toronto, representing a total financial commitment of over $11 million.
Metcalf remains committed to its work of building multi-year partnerships with organizations in the performing arts, conscious of the importance of a healthy performing arts sector to a strong and vibrant city. During 2012, the Foundation has been examining the SI program in order to determine how we can be more effective with our support for these companies and build collective impact by enabling collaborative learning or activity.
In the fall of 2012, we will be announcing a significant new program to support the performing arts. We will be presenting our framework for this new program in three town hall meetings.
September 11, 2012; 3:30 pm at
The Citadel (the studios of Coleman Lemieux et compagnie, 304 Parliament Street at Dundas)
September 12, 2012; 12:00 pm at the
Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street, one block north of Wellesley at Yonge)
September 19, 2012; 9:30 am at
The Fringe Creation Lab (720 Bathurst Street, Suite 403, south of Bloor)
In addition to presenting the new program, the Foundation will be looking for important input from the sector regarding specific areas of focus for our work in the upcoming year. Please RSVP for one of these town hall meetings by contacting Program Director Michael Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Grants Manager Heather Dunford (email@example.com).