Help Us Provide Access to Arts and Community Connection

By Joyce Lam In Fundraising June 11, 2024

We’ve entered the second week of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge and we want to thank all of you who have already donated! As we mentioned in our previous post, we’re fundraising for community as it’s the heart of who we are. For programs like Community Nights, which we celebrated last Tuesday with a Showcase performance.

Community Nights provide artists, creators, activators and more with the opportunity to access space, social and networking time between community groups and share the ten spaces available at Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces at the Massey Theatre Complex for free. Artists, activators, creators and community access spaces in blocks of two-hours to reconnect and start or restart their activities in a supportive, barrier-free environment.

Programs like this are important to encourage community connection and artistic inspiration. It is essential to us that these programs remain cost and barrier free to allow for these connections to occur.

If you have the means, please consider donating today as part of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge and join the global giving movement. If not, share with your friends and tell them what the Massey Theatre means to you.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is designed to help charities fundraise during the slow summer months when donations tend to decline and people are out enjoying the summer sun. As it is the 10th anniversary of the challenge, from June 1st to 30th, every $1 donated to the Massey Theatre Society through CanadaHelps gives us the chance to win $10,000. Additionally, every $10 donation that you make gets you an entry to win incredible adventure-themed prizes!

During this challenge (and always) we’re fundraising for community, as community is the heart of who we are. From our Community Kitchen to our Garden/Gathering Space. From Artist Access to Artistic Collaborations. From Audience Members to Performers and Crew. These funds will help us connect more with our community as we enter our 75th year.