May 4, 2018

Arts Network Ottawa is working hard to reach the $5 million goal for the ARTicipate Endowment Fund, which, among other things, supports programming at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans and opens the door of the centre’s professional spaces to arts groups.

This latest campaign was given a helping hand with a commitment of up to $100,000 from the Shenkman Family Foundation. The total of donations received by Dec. 31 will be matched by the foundation.

“I am pleased by how the Shenkman Arts Centre has successfully become a home for Ottawa’s artists, both established and up and coming. It is remarkable to see more than 175,000 residents each year connect with these artists who clearly demonstrate our city ’s creativity and growth,” said Bill Shenkman in a media release.

The Shenkman Foundation has been a part of the ARTicipate Fund since its launch in 2007. At that time, the foundation contributed $1 million. Today the fund stands at $4.8 million, just $200,000 from the goal.