Cultch Connects Program
Christmas was going to be a hard time at the transition house, but attending the Panto helped to make the holiday season better for me and my daughter. You made our holiday season special.” — Cultch Connects patron
At The Cultch, we believe that live performance should be accessible. One of the ways we achieve this mission is through our Cultch Connects Program. This donor supported program allows us to offer tickets to Cultch presentations to low-income families, seniors, youth and a variety of community organizations at no cost.
Because of donors to The Cultch Connects Program, hundreds of children and families are able to attend the annual East Van Panto every year for a night of fun. For families who are struggling to make ends meet, caring for a child with a serious illness, or who are new to Canada, the holidays can be overwhelming. The Cultch Connects Program can help make the holiday season a little brighter for the children and families in our community.
The program runs all season long, allowing hundreds of individuals from mental health facilities, recovery centres, and community organizations to attend Cultch presentations. With your help the program will continue to grow and thrive. By making our theatre accessible to everyone, you’re helping us inspire the next generation of artists, musicians and theatre-goers, ensuring that our beautiful city remains a centre for diverse art and culture for years to come.
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Do you know of an organization that would benefit from this program? Let us know!
Contact The Cultch Development Department at 604.251.1766. ext 106
Grow-A-Show Artist Residencies
One way that The Cultch fulfills our mission of cultivating a wide and diverse community of artists is through the Grow-A-Show program. The Cultch invites artists from the local community into our world-class space for a concentrated amount of time, tailored to the needs of the artists and their projects. They are given access to a free rehearsal space as well as technical and administrative assistance. This collaboration between artist and organization presents a great opportunity to create lasting works without distraction and fills a significant void in artistic development in British Columbia.
For Empire of the Son, Tetsuro and I worked our experiments in my basement which was the size of a closet…so being able to spread our wings and play in a space ten times the size we are used to, is amazing. We thank The Cultch for this generous opportunity to create another knock your socks off show.” – Donna Yamamoto, Artistic Director of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
“We as a dance company were able to experiment beyond what we were comfortable with. It was easier to take some risks. The residency strengthens the work produced by local artists by providing time for in depth research and choreographic exploration.” – Margaret Grenier, executive and artistic director of Dancers of Damelahamid