News Release

Fund Fuels Passion for the Arts at the Shenkman Arts Centre: 2012-13 ARTicipate Grant Recipients Announced
September 14, 2012

AOE Arts Council has announced its 2012-13 ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant recipients. $66,405 has been awarded to 13 artists and arts organizations, and to the resident arts partners, to support artistic activities, programming and services at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

“The recipients are all talented artists and arts organizations who are passionate about their projects,” says Heather Jamieson, president of AOE Arts Council. “The funding is a direct way to foster artistic innovation and spark creativity by encouraging groups and artists to make the most of the Centre’s professional spaces.” Now in its third year, the ARTicipate Endowment Fund Grant Program has distributed $183,537 to date in grants to stimulate local arts activities, programming and services at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

New this year is the opportunity for visual artists to apply for an ARTicipate grant to exhibit in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space. Shenkman Arts Centre visitors will be able to interact with A Show of Hands, an exhibit of creative books crafted by visual artist Mary Kritz, to be presented in early 2013.

“Visitors to the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space will be invited to interact with the artwork; something not ordinarily encouraged in a gallery setting,” says Kritz. “I am very thankful for receiving the ARTicipate grant and for the opportunity to show my book art at the Shenkman Arts Centre.”

 “The ARTicipate Grant recipients are energizing the Centre with projects from a variety of artistic disciplines that are actively engaging the public and connecting with local audiences,” Jamieson adds.

ARTicipate Endowment Fund – Grant Program 2012-13 Recipients:


Karen Goetzinger
Visual art    Trinity Art Gallery
July 26 to Aug. 21, 2012    A State of Transparency : Exhibition of mixed media textile construction

Aroha Fine Arts
Dance    Richcraft Theatre
Sept. 11, 2012    Design 14: Performance of a new Kathak dance based on the rarely used 14-beat rhythm cycle

One World Dialogue
Visual art    Shenkman Arts Centre Upper Lobby
Sept. 21 to 22, 2012    International Day of Peace Art Show Exhibition on the theme of building peace through art


Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

Theatre    Orléans Star – L’Express Music Studio and Richcraft Theatre
2012: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 7 to 8
2013: Jan. 13, Feb. 9, Mar. 10 to 11, Apr. 28   
On a Sunday Afternoon: Puppetry, acting, live music and storytelling performances for family audiences

Tale Wagging Theatre
Theatre    Orléans Star – L’Express Music Studio
Oct. 25 to 27, 2012    Crackers: Performances of original one-act play

Tara Luz Danse
Dance    Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio
2012: Dec. 2
2013: Feb. 23, Apr. 14    En studio avec nous
Performances of a participatory series offering the public a unique view of the company’s works

Le Théâtre du Village Orléans
Theatre    Richcraft Theatre
Nov. 22 to 25, 2012    Un village de fous: Performance of a play by Neil Simon, featuring local cast and crew

Michael Parkin
Visual art    Trinity Art Gallery
Nov. 29, 2012 to Jan. 8, 2013    A World in Motion: Exhibition of movement and interplay of moving parts

Vintage Stock Theatre
Theatre    Richcraft Theatre
Dec. 6 to 8, 2012    First Above All: Performance of new original full-length play

Mary Kritz
Visual art    LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space
Jan. 8 to 27, 2013    A Show of Hands: Exhibition of creative book arts

Michel Luc Bellemare
Visual art    LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space
Feb. 5 to 24, 2013    Democracy/Totalitarianism: Exhibition of pure abstraction painting

Anjali Patil
Dance    Richcraft Theatre
Mar. 5, 2013    IN-vocation: Performance of two new Kathak solos

Orléans Festival
Festival    Shenkman Arts Centre
May 31 to June 2, 2013    2013 Orléans Festival: Three day arts festival