Cultch Connects: making art for everyone!
As Vancouver’s most diverse arts and culture hub, The Cultch brings world-class performance to our community in East Vancouver. We are a charity, and ticket income from our shows only makes up 30% of our running costs – the rest comes from the generous support of our donors, sponsors and funders. In return, we offer dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts, showcasing cutting-edge national and international work.
At our core is the belief that art is for everyone, and economic background or life circumstances should never be a barrier to participation in live performance. To this end, we set up our Cultch Connects program, so that our donors could share their love of performance with everyone in our community.
Cultch Connects provides free tickets to our holiday hit the East Van Panto and other shows throughout our season to people in need. Now in its 6th year, Cultch Connects has brought thousands of people from low-income families, mental health facilities, recovery centres, community organizations and more to our shows at no cost.
We know from the messages our Cultch Connects patrons send us that this simple act makes a real difference in the lives of people who are facing difficult times, making the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of families.
“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
This year will be our most ambitious Cultch Connects fundraising campaign yet. Our anonymous match-funder has once again agreed to double any gift made to Cultch Connects between now and November 30 2018, making more tickets available than ever before to people in need.
“By giving to Cultch Connects, our donors are making our theatre accessible to everyone” says Executive Director Heather Redfern. “What I love most about the program is that it is inspiring the next generation of artists, musicians, and theatre-goers, ensuring our city remains a vibrant centre for the arts for years to come. That’s pretty amazing!”
— Louise Chapman, The Cultch’s Development Associate
Would you like to support Cultch Connects? Click here to donate now!
$150 = $300 Brings a community/school group to the Panto
$100 = $200 Brings a local youth group to a Cultch show
$50 = $100 Sends a Cultch Connects family to the Panto
Do you know an organization that would benefit from this program? Let us know!
Contact Louise Chapman, Development Associate:
firstname.lastname@example.org; 604 251 1766, ext. 108
Charitable registration # 11928 1574 RR0001