The votes have been tallied and we are pleased to announce we have our winners in our charitable arts giveaway.
Yes, we said winners! Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are pleased to award two (2) $500 donations to the top two organizations in our vote: Pacific Theatre and the Vancouver Fringe Festival! Congratulations to both organizations and to the hundreds of people that voted, tweeted and Facebooked on their behalf.
Here is how both organizations will use the funds:
The money would support Pacific Theatre’s apprentice productions. Every year we bring on 2-3 emerging artists as company apprentices, and at the end of the season on board they produce their own showcase. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young, emerging artists to create work with access to all the resources of a professional theatre company. This will help offset the costs of their production and allow them to take more risks in their work.
In recognition of the Fringe’s 30th Anniversary, we will use the funds to create and mount nostalgic décor (enlarged mounted vintage photos & posters) at our Opening Night event and in our outdoor Festival areas. These images of Fringe Festivals of the past will honour this significant anniversary while reminding people of the Fringe’s long standing history of supporting Vancouver’s theatre and performing arts community.